Tag: Georges Cuvier
Darwin’s Category Errors and Their Consequences
Charles Darwin indiscriminately lumped together the organic and inorganic spheres — a grand category error.
Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
Meet Samuel Haughton, Darwin’s First Scientific Critic
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
Do Statistics Prove Common Ancestry?
Consider a scenario where there are three German Shepherds: a mother, her son, and a third that is a genetically engineered clone of the son.
At the Smithsonian, the Nation’s Museum, It’s All Darwin, All the Time
At the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Charles Darwin dominates almost every exhibit.