We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
In seeking to explain what makes humans exceptional, current evolutionists convert guesswork into a methodology, as humans did for long ages in the pre-scientific past.
I didn’t intend to “savage” Derbyshire. I wanted to encourage him in his writing.
He canoodled with white supremacists, and now advises conservatives not to engage with Darwin skeptics.
The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.