Darwin was not at all unsure about the value of his orchid book. He viewed it as presenting the most convincing case for natural selection that he could make.
I have been invited to speak at many Islamic Centers throughout the United States and Canada over the last ten years.
Even Darwin would be aghast at what the world has made of a mere abstract that he was almost pathologically ambivalent about ever publishing.
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.