To isolate and quantify the factors which ultimately led to the acceptance of Darwinian ideas is not a straightforward task.
The theory of natural selection was the co-discovery of two men, but by the mid 1860s one of its progenitors began to reject his own theory.
Given the degree of discipleship for Sir Charles, Darwin fully expected to receive Lyell’s commendation for his labors.
Even Darwin would be aghast at what the world has made of a mere abstract that he was almost pathologically ambivalent about ever publishing.
It was the spring 1999, a Denver suburb. The day, April 20 — Hitler’s birthday. An 18-year-old white nationalist donned a shirt emblazoned “Natural Selection.”