One wonders what kind of address Douglass would give on Darwin Day — falling tomorrow, February 12 — amidst Black History Month.
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.