To isolate and quantify the factors which ultimately led to the acceptance of Darwinian ideas is not a straightforward task.
Historian Michael Flannery continues his discussion with Tom Woodward about Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution.
Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why.
We hear a lot of talk these days about “following the science.” But science rarely speaks with one unified voice.
More and more, the scientific establishment looks like a special interest group with biases of their own.