Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Genetic Relatedness   posted by Razib @ 6/18/2008 09:22:00 PM

John Hawks on what it means to be human. RPM objects to an assertion John makes about the relationship of distant cousins; worth reading. It's an interesting exploration of a subtle topic; we've covered these issues when discussing ethnic nepotism. In Narrow Roads of Gene Land W. D. Hamilton alludes to the fact that molecular and evolution biologists tend to view the central questions and answers differently for instrumental reasons.