The lure of Lamarck was exemplified most strikingly in the case of Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer and the unhappy affair of the “midwife toad.”
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
The extraordinary ensembles of natural environmental fitness described in my book are thoroughly documented scientific facts.
French writer Bernard de Fontenelle expressed the belief that there really was a man on the moon — and a whole civilisation to boot, if you please.