The arresting historical vignette of Darwin’s fraught meeting with Bradlaugh and Aveling at his country retreat would doubtless make for a good TV docudrama.
Not only racism, but racial extermination was an integral feature of Darwin’s theory from the start.
The University of Sheffield’s teaching and research handbook has declared Charles Darwin a “racist.”
It is certainly startling to see the N-word cropping up in Darwin’s letters, but this is not the only place.
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”