In this historical context, the Christian view of marriage was nothing short of revolutionary.
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
West celebrates Italy’s contributions to civilization but also calls attention to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who championed various racist ideas.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
The ideas of Ernst Haeckel, in his youth a hardline Darwinian materialist, were to evolve to a surprising degree.