As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
The cell was a black box to Darwin and his contemporaries. Today we can explore that black box like never before.
Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ashley Montagu wrote in 1947, “Race differences arise chiefly because of the differential action of natural selection on geographically separate populations.”
Against Yale polymath David Gelernter, atheist Jerry Coyne had to resort to engaging the actual arguments.