Charles Darwin, as we saw yesterday, pulled off an intellectual coup against the major thinkers of the Western tradition. How did he do it?
Bottom line: Darwin did not have a single scrap of empirical fieldwork to document his conjectures.
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.