Have you actually read the bill in question?. I ask because I have and I don’t find any mention of:
In his introduction to The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times., paleontologist Peter Dodson writes:
As a child I greatly enjoyed Greek mythology (always in preference to its more derivative Roman counterpart). I might also mention that my father, a biologist, majored in ancient Greek in college. I devoured Edith Hamilton and Bulfinch and D’Aulaire.
I could say something similar about myself. I have always been fascinated by ancient Greece, even taking ancient Greek in college (rather than German like most of the rest of my anthropological peers). I have read Hamilton and Herodotus, Dodds, Euripides and Harrison, and so on ad infinitum . So when I first first heard of a book that combined my two interests of old bones and ancient Greece I was immediately interested.
This comes from The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. One of Darwin’s reasons for writing the book was to refute the suggestion, by Charles Bell, that:
“…man is endowed with certain muscles solely for the sake of expressing his emotions.”
(The quote comes from the introduction in The Descent of Man)
Here he is talking about expressions of suffering and weeping and provides a simple experiment the reader can reproduce:
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Species: Pachylemur insignis
The genus Pachylemur is, at present, composed of two species; Pachylemur insignis and Pachylemur jullyi .