Abraham Lincoln signed the Academy into law with Agassiz by his side.
We may dispute what Darwin felt or thought in the privacy of his study — but the bulk of his writings fall clearly into advocating for one perspective: naturalism.
Learn more about Darwin’s experiences at the University of Edinburgh with the Plinian Society, and his interaction with prominent atheists near the end of his life.
Gutsy, bold, and precise in her scholarship, she saw Darwin’s theory as offering convenient “scientific” support for class-divided, untrammeled survival-of-the-fittest industrial competition.
Evolution is so well established, says a Darwin lobbyist, that questioning it is like doubting that matter is made of atoms. Really?