Tag: The New Republic
More Implausible Stories about Eye Evolution
Such accounts invoke the abrupt appearance of key features of advanced eyes including the lens, cornea, and iris.
#10 Story of 2020: Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb
It is comforting to know that Himmelfarb never lost her intellectual acuity or her moral passion on the subject.
Andrew Sullivan, Meet Richard Sternberg
This is another illustration of what Michael Egnor and others have said: intelligent design was the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to cancel culture.
Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb, Brutally Honest Historian of the “Darwinian Revolution”
Written in 1959, her monumental book, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, continues to tower over Whiggish studies on the subject.
Excellent Pieces in The New Republic and The New Criterion take aim at Scientism
The New Republic and The New Criterion have excellent pieces discussing the debate over Darwin. The former explains how Darwinism has become a brand of scientism in the eyes of many leading proponents. The latter takes aim at the science of Darwinism itself, comparing it to a dogmatic faith which makes claims beyond what is warranted from the evidence. Monkey and Morals In Monkey and Morals, Gertrude Himmelfarb, the distinguished professor emeritus of history at City University (N.Y.), explains that some Darwinists such as E. O. Wilson and James Watson have an anti-religious agenda in their Darwinian advocacy. Himmelfarb recognizes, however, that some proponents of intelligent design approach this issue with scientific objections to evolution: “Yet others, themselves scientists, insist Read More ›