Darwin sought to not only produce a new scientific truth, but also to put an end to polygenism, the current scientific discourse on human origins that gave tacit and at times explicit support for slavery: ‘... when the principle of evolution is generally accepted, as it surely will be before long, the dispute between the monogenists and polygenists will die a silent and unobserved death.’ (Charles Darwin, Descent of Man, p. 235)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Jays in Audubon Magazine

"Slings and Arrows: Why Birders Love to Hate Blue Jays

They’re smart, spectacular, and vocally versatile, so is the species really so bad?
By Les Line/Illustration by Jason Holley
Published: September-October 2008"
 
 http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/slings-and-arrows-why-birders-love-hate-blue-jays?