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.
There is surely some historical irony in the attempt to enlist Charles Darwin posthumously in defense of the atheist cause.
The arresting historical vignette of Darwin’s fraught meeting with Bradlaugh and Aveling at his country retreat would doubtless make for a good TV docudrama.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”