Tag: George Eliot
Wordsworth: The Sage of the Lakes
Wordsworth gave rise not just to a minority group of high-culture admirers but to a popular revolution in ordinary people’s thinking.
For Darwin, Timing Was Everything
Charles Darwin, as we saw yesterday, pulled off an intellectual coup against the major thinkers of the Western tradition. How did he do it?
Darwinian Theory: Science or Speculative Philosophy?
Bottom line: Darwin did not have a single scrap of empirical fieldwork to document his conjectures.
#10 Story of 2020: Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.
Literary Naturalism and a Time Machine
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.