Tag: Charles Bradlaugh
Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
Wordsworth and the Faith of the Victorians
Even Charles Bradlaugh, the first atheist member of Parliament, was haunted by the psalmist’s reproach, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Darwin and the “New Atheists”
There is surely some historical irony in the attempt to enlist Charles Darwin posthumously in defense of the atheist cause.
Darwin, Group Think, and Confirmation Bias
How was Darwinian theory, despite its lack of empirical support or even semblance of verisimilitude, able to advance to its present position of orthodoxy?
Darwin and the British Secularist Tradition
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.