From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 16 Apr 2005 - 16:54:12 GMT
Ok, when reading Aunger's book, I sometimes wonder if
he's gotten so ambitious to make a case for his view
that he might neglect to do some basic fact checking.
I don't know if this has been pointed out before, but
on page 66 of the hardcopy of _The Electric Meme_ he
refers to Francis Galton as "Darwin's nephew". I had
thought of Galton as a cousin of Darwin's.
Let's see what Pinker says. Aunger refers to Pinker as
"the prominent linguist at MIT and chief band-leader for evolutionary psychology" on page 38. Is it just me or does it seem that Aunger likes using adjectives like "prominent" and "eminent" a lot when talking about different people?
Anyway Pinker, in his book _The Blank Slate_, refers
to Galton as "Darwin's cousin" (page 16 hardcopy).
Which eminent evolutionary author is correct on
Darwin's relation to Galton, Aunger or Pinker?
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