Tag: Origin of Species: From Discussion Document to Nihilist Dogma (series)
As Many Opinions as There Are Men?
The ideas of Ernst Haeckel, in his youth a hardline Darwinian materialist, were to evolve to a surprising degree.
The Rise of Theistic Darwinism
This form of objection left the door ajar to the kind of “hybrid” interpretation favored by some in both Britain and America in the later Victorian period.
The Hamlet of Down House
Darwin began casting around in his mind for supplementary theories, sometimes going so far as to reconsider evolutionary thinking he had once firmly rejected.
Where Is the Evidence for Darwinism?
Notoriously, one of the shrewdest of Darwin’s “reticences” concerned the lack of fossil evidence.
Origin of Species: From Discussion Document to Nihilist Dogma
A colleague remarked to me (in an uncharacteristically unscholarly disclosure) that he could not share my interest in “all this old 19th-century stuff.”