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J Shafagh's picture

I agree with your comment,

I agree with your comment, Mayr is taking too much slack for sounding authoritative.  I think his book is a good collection of evolutionary history, and as with most other scientific textbooks, does tend to cound very authoritative....But this style of writing and type of book are still necessary and get the information out.

Also, I don't agree that "we don't really know how these choices will effect us, let alone our population, in the future." What about global warming for example? I think the message has been sent out pretty clearly that we are not taking care of this issue and may affect our future prosperity if nothing is done now.  We are the cause of this evolutionary effect, which can ultimatley be our downfall. 

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