Author: Neil Thomas
Natural Selection: The Evolution of a Mirage
Natural selection reveals itself as not just a metaphor but a mixed one: Nature being dumb but nevertheless capable of discrimination.
Darwin’s Category Errors and Their Consequences
Charles Darwin indiscriminately lumped together the organic and inorganic spheres — a grand category error.
On the Miracles of Physiological Design
The book under review is a splendid and uniquely well-informed contribution to the debate about what is by all indices a theory in possibly terminal crisis.
Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
William Wordsworth’s Posthumous Challenge to Darwinian Nihilism
Paradoxically, Wordsworth’s theology may have formed a more effective counterforce to Darwin’s ideas than Biblical orthodoxy itself.