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The Genetic Theory of Harry Potter

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Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2005, 01:15 PM

This summer, we told you about an article that appeared in "Nature" magazine about the heritability of wizardry. That article was featured in this week's New York Times Magazine as one of the "most noteworthy ideas of the past twelve months." The article includes a great chart showing the genetic chain of the Evans/Potter/Dursley family, and concludes,

" . . . Rowling, whom religious fundamentalists have pillorioed for glamorizing witchcraft, may well be preaching a far more subversive message, one that leads young readers to pursue the study of heredity, genes and -- inevitably -- evolution."

Thanks, Mom! ;-D

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