In recent years the American scientific establishment has sought to shut off debate about neo-Darwinian theory by playing its trump card.
The theory of evolution by natural selection was unveiled to a poorly attended and generally inattentive audience at a Linnean Society meeting.
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously.
I remember having an exchange with Tom about the meaning of his last name, which seems to correspond to the Biblical place name Beth El, meaning “House of God.”
One wonders what kind of address Douglass would give on Darwin Day — falling tomorrow, February 12 — amidst Black History Month.