Dr. King accepted the animal ancestry of humans as taught by Darwinian evolution, but he spoke forcefully against the idea that we are the products of a blind material process.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
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.