We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
A “manifesto” in the science journal Human Evolution declares that chimpanzees and bonobos should be considered legal “persons” with legally enforceable “rights.”
Kevin Williamson imagines that scientists are free to “slug it out” in journals and other academic settings, so that the truth reliably emerges.
A memory of past events helps a cell learn how to respond to recurring threats and protect the genome.
Well that’s at least a novel theory.