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June 16, 2006



Interesting article. I saw a particularly egregious Yahoo article this week about nature vs. nurture in determining gustatory likes and dislikes. The "best" error was the claim that identical twins share 100% of their genes, whereas fraternal twins share 50%. Uh, no.

Thom H.

First let me apologize for going off topic.
I just finished reading 'The First Human' by Ann Gibbons and couldn't help thinking about the Bone Wars game and the history behind it. In fact, I think she even uses the term bone wars in the book. I was intrigued enough by the book that I almost want to rush over to Africa and start looking for hominid fossils myself.
Ok, now back to the regularly scheduled program...

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