The effect of the book is to misrepresent Darwin in such a way as to make those who reject Darwinism appear to be opposing a saintly anti-abolitionist.
Robert Shedinger reports on the contrast between Darwin’s private view of his theory of natural selection and the public view as detailed in his published work.
At least some others have the courage to stand for what they believe even in the face of potential criticism.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
There’s an inviting coziness about this time of year, perfect for shutting the computer down, putting the accursed iPhone away, and retreating to the beauty of printed pages.