Re: Aunger vs. Pinker on Galton

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Wed 20 Apr 2005 - 00:45:33 GMT

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    Dear Scott,

    >>Bill posted a link that supports that they were
    >>> hal-cousins. Unless someone can support that that
    >>> Galton was Darwin's uncle I'm going to assume Aunger
    >>> flubbed on this one.
    > Ughh!!! I meant nephew, which was what Aunger said.
    > See how confused he's gotten me? He confuses my
    > understanding of basic biology and everything goes to
    > pieces.

    Looking at the family tree again, I see how Aunger could have easily made a mistake. Galton did have an uncle Charles Darwin. It just wasn't
    *that* Charles Darwin. ;-)



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