It is well established that people of color are poorly represented in STEM fields compared with their representation in the larger population.
It is certainly startling to see the N-word cropping up in Darwin’s letters, but this is not the only place.
All the evidence points to Darwin as a generally healthy man with a strong, active libido, normal sexual function, and prodigious fertility.
Darwinian biographer Janet Browne notes how Darwin’s illness may have become a convenient excuse for avoiding certain activities.
The rapidly changing religious demographics of American society constitutes an undoubtedly complex sociological issue that will resist easy explanation.