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Friday Nite Videos | June 18, 2021

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Election Officials Are Under Attack. Iko Iko | Playing for Change. The One and Only Dick Gregory | Documentary. New Study Shows the Single Biggest Motivation for the Jan. 6 Rioters. Why It Actually Might Be 'Survival of the Friendliest.'

Do Charles Darwin's Private Letters Contradict His Public Sexism?

Danuta Kean The Guardian
Today is Darwin Day (Charles Darwin was born February 12, 1809). A new book explores Darwin's public and private views on women. Apparently his views on women had not evolved as far as his views on the origin and development of life.

Darwin did not cheat Wallace out of his rightful place in history

John van Wyhe The Guardian
The myth: Darwin's friends cooked up a scheme to rob the working-class Wallace of his priority and instead put their friend Darwin first. The fact: every substantive claim in the popular narrative about Wallace turns out to be incorrect. As Wallace himself wrote: "this vast, this totally unprecedented change in public opinion has been the result of the work of one man, and was brought about in the short space of twenty years!"

Natural Selection, the Rap Guide to Evolution

A track from Baba Brinkman's album The Rap Guide to Evolution, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. Also rapping and breaking: Charles Darwin, Sarah Palin, and Richard Dawkins.

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