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