“The real story — what makes a bunch of boring experiments front-page news — is clearly the tiresome insinuation that human beings are ‘just like’ fruit flies.”
The NCSE website had clearly stated, as of January 13, more than a month ago, that Gleick had joined the board. Was this not so?
I would think that serving on the group’s board, as per NCSE’s website, counts as a “formal tie.”
In 1944, the U.S. government allowed John Cutler, a physician with the U.S. Public Health Service, to infect Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea without their consent.
For the body politic, policies that take natural selection seriously will increasingly restrain human life and freedom in the face of competing animal and ecological interests.