Darwin thought everything evolved from a simple cell by mindless chance processes. The animals don’t know that.
The men who translated Marxism into practical political terms in the form of Soviet terror were evolutionary thinkers.
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Methylation of key development genes represses their expression, and with it eye development, in this venerable icon of evolution.