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ERIC Number: EJ913939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Nothing in the History of Spanish "Anis" Makes Sense, Except in the Light of Evolution
Delgado, Juan Antonio; Palma, Ricardo Luis
Science & Education, v20 n2 p141-157 Feb 2011
We describe, discuss and illustrate a metaphoric parallel between the history of the most famous Spanish liqueur, "Anis del Mono" ("Anis" of the Monkey), and the evolution of living organisms in the light of Darwinian theory and other biological hypotheses published subsequent to Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species." Also, we report the use of a caricature of a simian Darwin with a positive connotation, perhaps the only one ever produced. We conclude that, like some species in the natural world, "Anis" of the Monkey has evolved, adapted, survived and become the fittest and most successful "anis" in the Spanish market and possibly the world. We hope this paper will contribute a new useful metaphor for the teaching of biological evolution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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