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This by @ElizKolbert is an excellent and comprehensive overview of the most damaging biological myth our species has invented. 
For readers of German-language #histsci: A new book on the "Lamarckian" biologist Paul Kammerer, who killed himself after being accused of fraud, adds weight to Koestler's argument that he was framed. 
RT @markvanvugt1: Wonderful essay on the adaptive function of story-telling leadership in fostering cooperation in groups, based on h…
“Something about captivity, whether it’s the close contact with humans or the absence of predators, unlocks a latent capacity for curiosity. And if that happens early enough, it boosts their problem-solving abilities as adults.” @edyong209 reports 
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