Tag: Robert Chambers
Why Darwin Eclipsed Wallace: Darwin Comes to America
A less class-bound kind of protectiveness was shown to Darwin in the United States by Professor Asa Gray of Harvard University.
Why Darwin Eclipsed Wallace: Darwin and the English Class System
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.
Darwin and the British Secularist Tradition
The arresting historical vignette of Darwin’s fraught meeting with Bradlaugh and Aveling at his country retreat would doubtless make for a good TV docudrama.
Natural Selection: Discovery or Invention?
Denis Diderot mooted the possibility of a creature evolving through habitual functioning into another form of life altogether.
Richard Owen and Charles Darwin on Race: A Study in Contrasts
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.