The Welshish Gene

BBC: Welsh have 'survival gene'
Professor Jane Aaron, of the University of Glamorgan, has a theory on why the Welsh seem to respond to adversity with an extra effort. [She] says the Welsh have what might be likened to a survival gene - a setback prompts a renewed burst of creative energy.

Oh dear, here we go… That's likened to a survival gene; Prof Aaron is a Professor of Literarture—she's talking figuratively, not literally.

I do wish people would stop inventing new genes willy-nilly like this—especially silly (and dangerous) patriotic genes. What next? Look-you-genics? There isn't a special Welsh survival gene that magically kicks in under adverse conditions, in the same way that there aren't special Welsh genes for synchronised singing, eating leeks, and losing at rugby.

Filed under: Nonsense

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

One comment

  1. Now see here bitch. the welsh dominate at rugby and thats a fact. heres the deal- ya bad mouth a persecuted people yer headed for trouble... understand?

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