Saturday, April 29, 2017

artificial selection

Evolution at Warp Speed. In the 1960s, Soviet geneticists secretly set out to turn wild foxes into dogs. After a few decades, descendants of wild foxes began to roll on their backs for belly rubs. Jennie Erin Smith reviews “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)” by Lee Alan Dugatkin & Lyudmila Trut.

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal:

Interesting article. I added How To Tame a Fox and Build a Dog to my Amazon wish list.

"Into the ’50s, even after Stalin’s death and the discovery of DNA, any Soviet scientist interested in genetics or evolutionary biology had to cloak his or her work in some other guise."

This means America's evolution deniers have Stalin on their side, not to mention the Islamic State terrorists.

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