Despite the significance of Agassiz’s scientific accomplishments, his heavy historical baggage cannot be lightly discarded or ignored.
Here are some thoughts prompted by a rather curious question posed to me in an email, namely, “What were the findings that most helped ID since the turn of the millennium?”
Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.”
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
What can be said of Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution in the dusk of 2009, fifty year after its original publication? Is it a terrible book?