Divertissement of the week, my dear Watson

This week’s Paper of the Week is more of a divertissement than usual. McCuskey explores the scientific use and abuse of Sherlock Holmes by proponents of Intelligent Design and also by¬†evolutionary biologists. He shows that Holmes is an unreliable ally and is best left out of rhetorical debates about evolution. I agree: the only fictional authority we need for wisdom and wit¬†is Mr Bennet.

McCuskey, B. (2012) Sherlock Holmes and Intelligent Design. Quart Rev Biol 87: 225-235.

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