Tag: John Herschel
The Art of Concealment: Darwin and Chance
It is appropriate that Fortuna’s emblematic representation with her ubiquitous wheel should have gone on to become the prototype of the modern roulette wheel.
Natural Selection: Discovery or Invention?
Denis Diderot mooted the possibility of a creature evolving through habitual functioning into another form of life altogether.
New Cosmos Episodes: Only Part of the Story
These episodes will slip in smoothly in public school science classrooms, someday when all the schools reopen.
The Outsider: Wallace’s Reputation in the Darwinian Era
As I asked in a previous post: Why is Alfred Russel Wallace today a comparatively little known figure next to Darwin?