The theory of evolution by natural selection was unveiled to a poorly attended and generally inattentive audience at a Linnean Society meeting.
Ideas do indeed have consequences, but not all ideas play out the same way or weave their way in the history of ideas toward the same destination.
Just because something can be counted as science does not automatically mean that it is true.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Academy into law with Agassiz by his side.
Unlike Darwin, Owen believed that evolution was guided by teleology or purpose, and he saw humans as different from animals not only in degree but in kind.