Desmond & Moore's DARWIN

Gil Hardwick (
Fri, 16 Dec 1994 09:51:31 GMT

Now halfway through reading Desmond and Moore's biography of Charles
Darwin; a work comparable with E.P. Thomson's *The Making of The
English Working Class*, but certainly more relevant to the extremely
tortuous social problems we are yet unravelling here in Australia, in
the wake of so much shovelling out of England's "paupers" compounded
by the flood of refugees since WWII.

It does not surprise me at all that the Evolutionary Theorists have
become so paranoid about defamation the moment anthropologists begin
any serious probing into the origins of what they hold to be true. Or
for that matter the difficulty anyone branching off onto their own
intellectual trajectory from those premises without ever bothering to
gather their field data, would have problems fitting in with the work
being done here.

"Unproductive" is very precisely the correct term to use.

No worries. Thanks to those who referred the book.