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Re:impact of art

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Betty Bowen (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 09:59:50 -0500

>Although Darwin was thought to believe that humans were descended through a
>series of adaptations from apes, he never supported this idea.

As I recall this common misconception was the result of a cartoon in the
popular British paper Punch. It's a classic example of the long-reaching
impact that art can have, right or wrong.

Another art connection to the Darwin story is the funding support of his
uncle Josiah Wedgwood.

Thanks, Larry - there's never a last word around here!