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  1. #1 Darwin and Albinism 
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    I am a student of the arts and am currently putting together a thesis for my final paper, which may be around 8 pages. Our subject has to relate to Darwin.

    After reading On the Origin of Species I found that it was Darwin who first scientifically observed albinism. In his journal, he suggested that melanin may affect development, not only pigment. He also made the connection between albino cats and deafness.

    Local libraries and online and college databases seen to offer me NOTHING.
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    Any and all information on Darwin connecting to albinism. Offer sources.

    Thank you all so much! I really need the help, and soon.


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    source:

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    I think you should state your needs more clearly
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    He might have written some about that, I dont think i read it though but dont you think you have a rather narrow niche there? Darwin did not know about genetics and resistive genes in the way we know it now. Quite a lot is know about albinism today though, you might come a bit further by contacting some organizations who deal with the blind and visual handicapped (since crappy eyesight goes nicely along with that). When I wrote my essay on albinism some years ago I got a lot of good info from the Swedish one.
    It aint much but i hope I helped a bit ^-^
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    I've already made my way through most of this, but thank you!
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    You are a silly, silly one.
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    Do you recall reading anything relating to Darwin in your research? Thank you so much for the advice! I think I have to broaden my thesis or probably entirely rethink my thesis (which will be extremely difficult for me, but it seems needed) .

    On a side note, "the cake is not a lie", I love the Portal reference. Also, I too am Swedish!

    Let me know if you have any ideas on a topic, it just has to be SOMETHING relating to Darwin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlEyes View Post
    Do you recall reading anything relating to Darwin in your research? Thank you so much for the advice! I think I have to broaden my thesis or probably entirely rethink my thesis (which will be extremely difficult for me, but it seems needed) .

    On a side note, "the cake is not a lie", I love the Portal reference. Also, I too am Swedish!

    Let me know if you have any ideas on a topic, it just has to be SOMETHING relating to Darwin.
    Well, Darwin got his prove on evolution (as far you can call it prove, lets say he based it on) on the Galapagos (sp?) islands by noticing the beaks of several close related birds. Each island had its own bird who where in the end of the same species that had adapted to slightly different environments. (or something, its some time ago I read about him) so maybe doing the same thing he has done and compare the ecosystems and its animals with each other. Pretty much repeating or well, reproving his theory.. ish.
    I'm afraid i cant help you any further. I wrote solidly about albinism for Biology B in gymnasiet. For more info on albinism I would suggest talking to Syncentralen although they know much more about the actual deciese and less about the complex genetics that go behind it.
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