Hippocrates proposed in the late 5th or early 4th century BC a model for heredity and adaptation that Charles Darwin described as nearly identical to his own.
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.
The extraordinary ensembles of natural environmental fitness described in my book are thoroughly documented scientific facts.
The classical pantheon, lacking moral credibility, had become a source of embarrassment to thoughtful Greeks.