Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
John West in Turin, Italy: Intelligent Design’s Roots and Fruit
West celebrates Italy’s contributions to civilization but also calls attention to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who championed various racist ideas.
Meet Samuel Haughton, Darwin’s First Scientific Critic
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
As Many Opinions as There Are Men?
The ideas of Ernst Haeckel, in his youth a hardline Darwinian materialist, were to evolve to a surprising degree.
Seeking Racial Reconciliation in the Heart of Texas at a Screening of Human Zoos
I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.