Darwin and Agassiz: An Imaginary Picture
Given the close relationship Louis Agassiz shared with pro-slavery factions in the South, Desmond and Moore focus much on Darwin’s relationship with Agassiz.
Fact Check: Imagining Darwin’s Abolitionism
Desmond and Moore tell us that Darwin assured his sisters that his principles on slavery hadn’t changed despite spending five years living with Captain FitzRoy.
At the Foundations of Science: Respect and Seeking to Understand
I’ve been reading the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — with its interesting argument by Jefferson for design in nature as a scientific inference.