O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously.
The authors admit that Darwin was a racist who promoted racial struggle. They are likely to infuriate quite a few people of varying persuasions.
A team of known materialistic Darwinists promotes their helpfulness in solving the pandemic, but to do so, they steal values from outside their toolkit.
Only Wallace’s postulation of an “Overruling Intelligence” to explain the complexities of humanity and nature has stood the test of time.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.