A theory like Darwin’s that purports to explain all of nature and of life itself cannot be separated from the metaphysical commitments of its founder.
Meredith, a pathologist who teaches literature courses at the University of Chicago, largely dispenses with the science, instead subjecting ID to a critique as theology.
In a symposium in Current Biology, Andrew Berry’s short piece reveals how far we’ve failed to come in understanding Wallace.
Kathleen Bolling Lowrey examines the intellectual supports of modern evolutionary biology and singles out the weakest among them.
Removing the extraneous material also has the advantage of highlighting the most glaringly muddle-headed portions of Darwin’s thinking.