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Re: Alabama senator Hillary Herbert & birds with teeth

Cope, in one of his lesser known works entitled "On the relationship of the sexes to government" wrote "Negro suffrage was one disaster and female suffrage would be an even greater one." Marsh may have been a jerk as a person, but seemed to avoid such philosophical musing, as least in his published writing.


On 1/23/2011 4:25 AM, Augusto Haro wrote:
011/1/22 Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.<tholtz@umd.edu>:
Also, there is a tendency of these things to be very pro-Cope, because
(let's face it) Marsh was a jerk as a person. BUT one could also highlight
Cope's obsessions with generating a larger total publication record, or
(okay, this is a bit Whiggish, but...) Cope's lack of acceptance of
natural selection (as opposed to Marsh's strong embrace of and promotion
of it).
We may also remember his racism (something is also commonly pardoned
to Huxley), even if it was widespread among intellectuals in these