I hardly dared to dream that, as an early Christmas present, 2017 would close with a final blow to the Out of Africa story.
Nobel laureate Jack Szostak has recently retracted a paper. This is a big deal because of who he is and because of where it was published.
These biological facts are often misused to try to push us beyond our welfare duties and into according animals human-type rights.
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.
The bump was originally discovered by the celebrated British sculptor Thomas Woolner, who informed Charles Darwin about it.