While most evolutionists today reject scientific racism, with exceptions like James Watson — they have no necessary reason for doing so.
Cancel culture is becoming surreal. Or should I say even more surreal? “Exotic birds” are now judged to be offensive. What next?
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
The book paints Herbert Spencer as the eugenics-championing bad guy and posits that Darwin and Darwinism had little influence on Hitler’s master race ethic.
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously.