Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.
Not all humans can be concert pianists. Some humans can’t speak or get out of a wheelchair or remember their daughter’s name anymore. Here we enter into moral and ethical issues.
Initially, I was pleased to find someone who might be an interesting new participant in the evolution debate.
David Brooks of the New York Times has taken a lot razzing for a column about social class signifiers and how they serve to insulate the upper middle class.
As an alternative to playing “force the data into a Darwinian mold,” readers may wish to take part in a butterfly survey — just for the pleasure and value of getting outdoors and witnessing these delicate champions of biological design up close.