Contrary to popular and media myths, Darwin’s view of evolution faced from its beginning opposition and criticism from scientists that have never gone away.
In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin’s principal failing in developing his theory.
As I asked in a previous post: Why is Alfred Russel Wallace today a comparatively little known figure next to Darwin?
Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
David Brooks of the New York Times has taken a lot razzing for a column about social class signifiers and how they serve to insulate the upper middle class.