Author: Michael Flannery
Michael Ruse: Darwin’s Hedgehog Searches for Purpose
For Ruse, “Darwin is like Moses” who “led his children [himself among them] to the Promised Land but never got there himself.”
Frederick Douglass, Champion Abolitionist and Former Slave, on Evolutionary Racism
One wonders what kind of address Douglass would give on Darwin Day — falling tomorrow, February 12 — amidst Black History Month.
Darwin and Race: Three Strikes, He’s Out
February is Black History Month, and this week, Friday, February 12, is Darwin Day — the birthday of Charles Darwin.
#10 Story of 2020: Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.
Distancing Darwin from Racism Is a Fool’s Errand
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”