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On August 20th, 1858, Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution through natural selection. Even though he had developed the theory some 20 years prior, he was famously pushed into publishing because Alfred Russel Wallace decided to publish his own theory of natural selection.




Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. The Romney quote is a joke. The Free Wood press is a satire site

    “Free Wood Post is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within FreeWoodPost.com are fiction, and presumably fake news.

    Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

    FreeWoodPost.com is intended for a mature, sophisticated, and discerning audience.”


      1. Maybe there is some cognitive bias. But when you read that piece and your initial reaction is “Oh, well, wouldn’t have thought it was quite this bad.” instead of “Obviously satire.”, maybe it’s rather an indication of how ridiculous some of the positions of the Republicans are.

  2. From the Football article: “”She’s a brilliant scientist who happens to be a little blonde bombshell,” says Eleanor Perfetto, widow of former offensive lineman Ralph Wenzel, whose brain tissue is currently being studied in McKee’s lab. Like McKee, Perfetto, a pharmacist who has a Ph.D. in public health and a senior position at Pfizer, knows the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated world. ”


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