Like genetics, truth is often implied, rather than immediately visible

I would like to address the dubious connection between Gregor Mendel, a German, Augustinian monk made famous by his research of genetics, and Josef Mengele.

First we will note the differences. Mendel’s most famous experiment focused on peas:

Mengele sewed gypsy children together.

Mendel probably never met his alter-ego, Mengele, a.k.a. “The Angel of Death,” SS scientist and fellow genetics researcher who escaped to Brazil after WWII. The likelihood of them meeting is greatly diminished by the fact that they weren’t alive at the same time…

BUT THE SIMILARITY IN NAMES– coincidence? I leave that up to you.

 

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3 Responses to Like genetics, truth is often implied, rather than immediately visible

  1. Phil Ivey says:

    *continues chewing*

    You’d make a great comparative lit. scholar. Also, the memory of having to replicate some of Mendel’s experiments in biology class reminds me of being sewn to things. Coincidence? You decide.

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