The term demythologization is today most frequently associated with the mid 20th-century German theologian Rudolf Bultmann.
The lure of Lamarck was exemplified most strikingly in the case of Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer and the unhappy affair of the “midwife toad.”
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.
Richard Dawkins felt free to encourage experimentation in ape-human hybrids, work that Dawkins hopes will undermine the idea that humans are anything special.
It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.