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.
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”
We hear a lot of talk these days about “following the science.” But science rarely speaks with one unified voice.
I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind” to take in what Wallace had to tell me.