Happy Darwin Day!

In celebration of the 148th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”, I shall be asking various evolutionary biologists about their opinion on precisely how much more intra-species differentiation is required to separate the Yellow Race from the Negro, and how long this will be expected to take.

For while we are all one species now, in “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea”, Daniel Dennett explicates how Saint Darwin is quite clear on how it is only a matter of time before the human species subdivides into divergent parts that are incapable of intermingling.

(Well, okay, Dennett specifically mentions dogs and coyotes, but let’s face it, those are CLEARLY just code words for blacks and Mexicans.)

And isn’t it fascinating how science fiction, for all its enthusiasm for evolution and its pretensions to being bold and daring, never seems to explore this obvious scientific inevitability!