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Steve Jones (biologist)

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Steve Jones (born March 24, 1944) is a professor of genetics at University College London, a television presenter and a prize-winning author on the subject of biology, especially evolution. He is one of the best known contemporary popular writers on evolution. His popular writing shows a wry, sometimes rather dark, sense of humour.

Jones was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, and has degrees from the University of Edinburgh and University of Chicago. Much of his research has been concerned with snails and the light their anatomy can shed on biodiversity and genetics. His book In the blood explores, confirms and debunks some commonly held beliefs about inheritance and genetics. Topics explored include issues as diverse as "lost tribes", European royal families, and haemophilia.

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  • "Evolution is to analogy as statues are to birdshit"
Attributed to Jones by Andrew Brown in The Darwin Wars.
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