Did you know Jeffrey Epstein had a blog? You can still reach it via the wayback machine. It’s an odd thing, a failed exercise in PR — almost every article has the name “Jeffrey Epstein” in the title, and the articles themselves are painfully banal. For instance…
Why Evolutionary Biology Intrigues Jeffrey Epstein
THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY ADMIN ON OCTOBER 25, 2010
POSTED UNDER: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Evolutionary Biology holds promise in advancing our knowledge of the dynamics of infectious diseases and cancer genetics, as well as alternative forms of energy. While some people, who are ignorant of the subject, are perhaps frightened or threatened by it, and therefore oppose it, the potential of evolution, especially microevolution , has been fundamental to many social improvements in this century, and it promises to be profoundly important to biomedical technology in the next generation, specifically in drug development and in biotechnology.
That’s the whole thing. I don’t know any evolutionary biologists who think this way — Epstein is all about applications of microevolution, I guess, to something or other, and he doesn’t specify any of the “social improvements” it has made. I’ve had students who try to bamboozle me with this kind of clumsy, glib summary, and I am never fooled. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
Also, the blog header is an animated gallery of photos of scientists Epstein presumably admired. If I were on it, I’d want a way to be removed.