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.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”