Blind Biologist Finds Clues to Human Societies in Shells

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Gary Vermeij, a researcher at the University of California at Davis, thinks biological law applies t

Gary Vermeij, a researcher at the University of California at Davis, thinks biological law applies to human endeavors as well. Richard Harris, NPR hide caption

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California professor Gary Vermeij thinks he's found clues to the power of nations and multinational corporations — by studying seashells. During his 35-year career, this biologist has overcome significant obstacles to carry out his research. He has been blind since age 3.

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