Sunday, July 05, 2009

Darwin killed the werewolf star!

Fascinating bit of academic study - a history of science prof in New Jersey argues that our fear of werewolves mutated into a fear of Big Foot after Darwinian evolution theory made human-wolf hybrids implausible.

I think I'd like a copy of that paper. I wonder if the current vogue for creating human-animal chimeras in the lab will revive interest in Island of Dr. Moreau type tales.

-tip of the hat to Mary Christine Erikson

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