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?
Written in 1959, her monumental book, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, continues to tower over Whiggish studies on the subject.
Surely the “iconic” status of Darwin’s book could never have been predicted by either the author or his publisher.