As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ashley Montagu wrote in 1947, “Race differences arise chiefly because of the differential action of natural selection on geographically separate populations.”
I recently traveled to San Diego to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.
We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
Orthodoxy and heresy are not synonyms for true and false, and sometimes the truth might lie with the heretics.