Nickell John Romjue’s time-traveling Darwin returns to his family home and offers some final reflections on his eye-opening visit to the 21st century.
What would the gentleman of Down House think about the science of the 21st century?
The theory of natural selection was the co-discovery of two men, but by the mid 1860s one of its progenitors began to reject his own theory.
Even Darwin would be aghast at what the world has made of a mere abstract that he was almost pathologically ambivalent about ever publishing.
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.