What tangled webs we weave

Carl Zimmer has deleted his post on the controversy surrounding an upcoming TV programme about a Turkish family who walk on ‘all fours’ (see previously on Mind Hacks).

Presumably, he could do without the headache (and who can blame him?).

Nevertheless, there’s a good analysis over at Gene Expression, to which an interesting comment has been added by one of the TV company’s production team, explaining Nicholas Humphrey’s views more accurately.

Humphrey was widely cited (seemingly incorrectly) as the person suggesting that the inherited problem in the family caused an ‘evolutionary regression’. It seems his actual analysis is a lot more measured.

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