In a conversation with Lex Fridman, Magnus Carlsen betrays no sense of empathy for how his view that life is an accident might negatively impact others.
To isolate and quantify the factors which ultimately led to the acceptance of Darwinian ideas is not a straightforward task.
Notoriously, one of the shrewdest of Darwin’s “reticences” concerned the lack of fossil evidence.
Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why.
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.