| ||Coral Fossil by Agostino Scilla from his 1670 treatise defending the organic nature of fossils. Used by Gould in The Structure of Evolutionary Theory as a metaphor for the structure of Darwininan Theory. |
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"So, aside from a few rare abnormalities which from their very nature can never be of much use to us in anthropology, we must regretfully admit that the students of human heredity have so far not carried out a thoroughgoing job of identification of human genetic mechanisms, save in the case of the blood groups. It is not too difficult to understand why this should be true. Financial rewards for such work are almost nonexistent, and a knowledge of human heredity is a kind of knowledge which at present commands little respect. It is important to know how to manufacture plutonium, but nobody cares how your Great-uncle George got that extra toe."
---William Boyd, in "Genetics and The Races of Man", 1950