Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
Erasmus Darwin and Credible Denial
Consideration of Erasmus Darwin’s writings suggests that his unbelief could well have been father to the thought in the matter of his evolutionary speculations.
The Multiverse: From Epicurus to Comic Books and Beyond
Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Andrew McDiarmid explores the roots of the idea that our universe is just one of many universes.
Meet Samuel Haughton, Darwin’s First Scientific Critic
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
Why Words Matter: Sense and Nonsense in Science
One might, with Darwin, theorize that the development of the biosphere was simply down to that empirically unattested variant of chance, “natural selection.”