Tag: Erasmus Darwin
Natural Selection: The Evolution of a Mirage
Natural selection reveals itself as not just a metaphor but a mixed one: Nature being dumb but nevertheless capable of discrimination.
On the Miracles of Physiological Design
The book under review is a splendid and uniquely well-informed contribution to the debate about what is by all indices a theory in possibly terminal crisis.
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.
Darwin and the Loss of the Enlightenment Paradigm
As a plethora of books, articles, and TV programs have recently intoned, our almost complete ignorance of the nature of ultimate reality has been laid bare.
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.