…and that fact is under discussion over at the Register. I hope this piece does not, but expect this piece may, generate a bit of controversy with Fundamentalists–whether atheist, Protestant or (embarrassingly, since they should know better) Catholic–since it points out that, no, Jacob did not have a grasp of modern genetics (a science pioneered by the Augustinian Gregor Mendel with the enthusiastic support of his order) and subscribed to the ordinary ignorant Bronze Age folk beliefs of his time and culture. And that’s okay.
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