Creativity, not mere copying or following commands, entails thinking “outside the box.” That’s how it can surprise us with genuine novelty.
To isolate and quantify the factors which ultimately led to the acceptance of Darwinian ideas is not a straightforward task.
Most journalists who write about evolution appear to have made their choice to be flacks and toadies for the godlike biologists.
The authors considered human evolution especially important, because they believed it supported their vision of racial inequality.
My attempt to disentangle this “case” forensically was to lead me on what was often a surprising journey of discovery.