“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”
On the book’s 150th anniversary, a prestigious journal is catching up with Darwin critics.
The University of Sheffield’s teaching and research handbook has declared Charles Darwin a “racist.”
The theory of evolution by natural selection was unveiled to a poorly attended and generally inattentive audience at a Linnean Society meeting.
Ideas do indeed have consequences, but not all ideas play out the same way or weave their way in the history of ideas toward the same destination.