Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why.
What is that “different direction” that Steve Meyer refers to? It looks less like a twilight and more like a dawn.
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
George Bernard Shaw’s positive criterion by which to measure and ridicule folly and vice was fatally ambiguous, eclectic, and inconstant.
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.