It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
Weinberg takes a historically accurate claim — that many creationists over the years blamed communism on evolution — and then blows it way out of proportion.
“Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history.”
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory.
The year so far has delivered a stunning lesson in the fragility of freedom and of civilization.