Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no.
One wonders what kind of address Douglass would give on Darwin Day — falling tomorrow, February 12 — amidst Black History Month.
If just one new fact could be conveyed to every college student learning about the development of evolutionary theory, I’d say that should be the one.
Says our colleague Professor Flannery, “I have little doubt that if Wallace were alive today he would be an ID theorist of the first order.”
One of the greatest naturalists of the 19th century, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) co-discovered evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin.