On race, scientists followed Darwin’s thinking until religious and civil rights leaders, not other scientists, ultimately shamed them out of it.
I didn’t intend to “savage” Derbyshire. I wanted to encourage him in his writing.
The old have failed the young. Hate-driven shootings in schools and houses of worship, rising suicide and addiction rates — these are the most dramatic indications.
He canoodled with white supremacists, and now advises conservatives not to engage with Darwin skeptics.
The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.