The work explores the poisonous influence of Social Darwinism on British rule in Nigeria in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Social Darwinism rests like a tiger moth on Darwinism, its mother theory; when challenged with facts, it just flits to a slightly different position.
Charles Darwin didn’t spend much time in Africa. But his poisonous ideas certainly did.
Missing from Chinua Achebe’s account is the role played by scientific racism in driving British imperialist policy in the country.
Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder struggles to explain how quantum mechanics is consistent with materialism.