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Monday, March 07, 2005 

Ugh

BLVR: Do you like Darwin?

MG: Like him? What a stupid question. How can anybody say that? How can anybody not like him? What do you mean?


Not only is Marjorie Grene the "personification of hostile irascibility", she gets it wrong repeatedly (such as with Merleau-Ponty, although it's nice to see she likes him). Don't get me wrong, I like Darwin too, but if you don't understand the fact that a depressingly large number of people don't, you've been in the ivory tower too long.

Edit: Of course, any post in which I accuse others of getting it wrong will have a typo (I got her first name wrong, no less). Such is life.

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