Did the admirably candid Charles Darwin himself really believe all that he wrote about evolution?
Literary critic William Empson, in a famous study, described Satan as the de facto hero of the epic in a cosmic revolt against divine repression.
If the reigning materialist paradigm had even a tolerably convincing weight of evidence behind it, I would be the first to accept it.
All the evidence points to Darwin as a generally healthy man with a strong, active libido, normal sexual function, and prodigious fertility.
The quote for which Lewontin has become best known appeared in his 1997 review of a book by Carl Sagan.