Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
“Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history.”
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory.
The year so far has delivered a stunning lesson in the fragility of freedom and of civilization.
Jonathan Wells notes that a figure in the totalitarian tradition was influenced by evolution from a very early age.