John West explores the legacy of pseudo-scientific racism that has trailed Darwinian theory from its inception down to today, with the emergence of the alt-right.
Most people are accustomed to scientific explanations being historical in nature.
Wilson’s forthcoming biography appears to be part of a larger rethink of evolution that is bubbling away in a variety of areas.
A familiar talking point holds that a rigid attitude to science along Darwinist lines is indispensable to technological advance, while academic freedom impedes it.
Indiana opened a door to similar legislation across the United States, culminating in the horrors of Nazi Germany.