In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Darwin began casting around in his mind for supplementary theories, sometimes going so far as to reconsider evolutionary thinking he had once firmly rejected.
Notoriously, one of the shrewdest of Darwin’s “reticences” concerned the lack of fossil evidence.
Charles Darwin himself exemplified the Argument from Pique, alluded to in past entries in this series, to a tee.
Common ancestry does not emerge from the inconsistent findings of molecular phylogenetics.