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Listen: Nancy Pearcey on How Philosophy, Not Evidence, Drove Darwin and Huxley

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Nancy Pearcey

On a new episode of ID the Future, author and Center for Science & Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey returns to explain what historians know, but few of the rest of us do: If anything, Charles Darwin’s science grew out of his naturalistic philosophy, not the other way around. Download the episode or listen to it here.

One historian said Darwin’s naturalism came first, and “only later did he find a theory to validate his convictions.” His “bulldog,” T.H. Huxley, liked Darwinism more for its philosophy than its science. And even Darwin admitted the evidence wasn’t all it could or should be.

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Image: T.H. Huxley, via Wikimedia Commons.

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