Monday, October 24, 2005

Armand on Human Diversity   posted by Razib @ 10/24/2005 02:30:00 PM

Armand Leroi has a nice fluffy piece, On Human Diversity, in The Scientist. Leroi is one to keep an eye on because he is in John Brockman's stable, and his creatures tend to become public intellectuals rather quickly. One thing though, why is a developmental biologist pushing this? Neil Risch should be stepping up! But I have a sneaking suspicion that the devo will always win over evo in a war of words since the devo people can trot out 10,000 definitions to describe the progression of a zebrafish eye while the evo people can only jot down some befuddling equations. Hat tip to Jay.

Update: Go read this post from Future Pundit, Genetic Analysis Shows Signs Of Selective Pressure In Human Evolution. By the way, doesn't the researcher look like a baby? Of course, Brad DeLong looks like a baby too.

Update II: Also, check out Derb's piece in NR, The Specter of Difference.