Tag: Louis Agassiz
Darwin’s Top 10 Arguments Against His Own Theory
In its youth the flat-fish is symmetrical with one eye on each side. However, as the body matures, one eye “begins to glide slowly round the head.”
Darwin and the “Eyre Affair”: A Speculative Tale
October 7, 1865, saw a revolt break out in Jamaica in which 18 officials and militia men were killed by members of the freed black population.
Darwin’s Category Errors and Their Consequences
Charles Darwin indiscriminately lumped together the organic and inorganic spheres — a grand category error.
Why Darwin Eclipsed Wallace: Darwin Comes to America
A less class-bound kind of protectiveness was shown to Darwin in the United States by Professor Asa Gray of Harvard University.
Denton: Animal Body Types as “Adaptive Masks”
These recurrent forms extend from original “primal patterns,” much as argued by such 19th-century opponents of Darwinism as Richard Owen and Louis Agassiz.