Tag: HMS Beagle
Fact Check: Imagining Darwin’s Abolitionism
Desmond and Moore tell us that Darwin assured his sisters that his principles on slavery hadn’t changed despite spending five years living with Captain FitzRoy.
“Sacred Cause”? Reconsidering Charles Darwin as Abolitionist
I offer a series of posts here designed to lay out the evidence in detail. It is not merely that Desmond and Moore are selective in the sources they cite.
Darwin’s Category Errors and Their Consequences
Charles Darwin indiscriminately lumped together the organic and inorganic spheres — a grand category error.
Natural Revelation and Natural Selection: Wordsworth versus Darwin
It has long been recognized that the many hymns to Nature in the poetic works of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) convey an implicit belief in natural theology.
Why Darwin Eclipsed Wallace: Darwin and the English Class System
The theory of natural selection was the co-discovery of two men, but by the mid 1860s one of its progenitors began to reject his own theory.