Darwin on Trial “made intelligent design into an anti-evolution battle cry” that is still stirring up debate today.
Darwin’s great promoter Thomas Henry Huxley, anticipating the dawn of evolutionism in the 1850s, knew that he was living through a New Reformation. Today we are witnessing a new Counter-Reformation.
ID critics quickly learned that the most effective way to target ID was not to address its arguments, but to make accusations of secret, sinister motives among proponents.
Although Wallace was not a Christian, Rev. John Magens Mello’s essay places Wallace’s ideas within a specifically Christian context.
Darwin-as-philosophy inspired sociological jurisprudence and legal realism before mixing in the late 20th century with dissident politics and continental critical theory to form the intellectual foundation of the Critical Legal Studies (CLS) movement.