Benjamin Tillman was a monster. He publicly defended lynchings. He drew on evolutionary racism to preach black inferiority.
Cancel culture is becoming surreal. Or should I say even more surreal? “Exotic birds” are now judged to be offensive. What next?
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.
Darwinian theory is a more than just an idea about origins. The reasons it arouses the passion it does go beyond science.
Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no.