Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
He built up to his final act of treason against politically correct expectations with his last book, The Kingdom of Speech, a repudiation of Darwinism.
“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications…”
Adam Perkins, King’s College London lecturer in Neurobiology of Personality, was scheduled to deliver a talk at his institution.