Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.
For Ruse, “Darwin is like Moses” who “led his children [himself among them] to the Promised Land but never got there himself.”
One wonders what kind of address Douglass would give on Darwin Day — falling tomorrow, February 12 — amidst Black History Month.
February is Black History Month, and this week, Friday, February 12, is Darwin Day — the birthday of Charles Darwin.
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.