Darwinian evolution will never succeed in disentangling itself from racism because it must always have its “official subhuman.”
The two also discuss discontinuities in the fossil record as well as Berlinski’s insistence that “any theory of natural selection must plainly meet what I have called a rule against deferred success.”
Berlinski’s plea is that the grave contradictions between evolution and evidence at least be forthrightly admitted.
I didn’t intend to “savage” Derbyshire. I wanted to encourage him in his writing.
The thread of what the alt-right calls “Race Realism” has never been completely absent from Darwinian theorizing.