Who’s your Daddy?: Cack-Handed Genealogies, Seashells, and Right-Angled Lines

Reflecting on the titles of Charles Darwin’s most famous books, Origin of the Species and The Descent of Man, the narrator in The Door-Man is drawn into a reverie about their inferences for the Tree of Life. He imagines the first book as celebrating the
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Sex, Thanksgiving, and The Selfish Gene

As, once again, Thanksgiving greets us, I am reminded that “Thanksgiving” – the word and the event – appears three times in As It Is On Earth. No biggie there; seems like it should make an appearance in a story that has a bit of fun with New England Pilgrims. Now, I won’t
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