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Darwin and Wallace … here we go again.

January 6, 2009

John Wilkins has a nice post up regarding the deification and demonization of Darwin. With regards the latter, he particularly discusses something I have intended to blog since I heard about it through a Wall Street Journal article – Roy Davies’ book, The Darwin Conspiracy, which repeats the historically inaccurate (and unfortunately perennial) claim that Darwin plagiarized Wallace. Davies is a retired TV producer. Wilkins is an historical philosopher. Jim Lennox – who has replied to Davies’ claim – is a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science. I’m not saying that Davies has to be wrong regarding Darwin, but he is definitely wrong here.

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  1. January 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm
  2. January 6, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Is an historical philosopher someone who should be dead and buried?

  3. John Lynch
    January 7, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Dead *or* buried.

  4. Ian
    January 7, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I don’t see a link to the Wilkins article!

  5. John Lynch
    January 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    @ Ian
    D’oh! My bad. Fixed.

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