Our letter to Science about Agustín Fuentes’s Darwin-bashing

On May 21, Princeton anthropologist Agustín Fuentes published a takedown of Darwin in a Science op-ed on the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. Asserting that Darwin was a racist, a white supremacist, and a man whose ideas justified “colonialism” as well as “genocide,” Fuentes’s piece was over the … Continue reading Our letter to Science about Agustín Fuentes’s Darwin-bashing

Response by Brian Charlesworth to the latest episode of Darwin-dissing

My friend, colleague, and former chair Brian Charlesworth, a well known evolutionary geneticist, had some thoughts about Agustín Fuentes’s op-ed critique of Charles Darwin recently published in Science. (See my own posts about Fuentes here, here, and here.)  As you’ll see, he feels that Fuentes distorted Darwin’s views; Brian attempts a longer and more objective … Continue reading Response by Brian Charlesworth to the latest episode of Darwin-dissing

Virtual Darwin Day event on human evolution: tomorrow

This will take place tomorrow, and it’s an online discussion of Darwin’s ideas about human evolution. Among the several scientists involved is Janet Browne, who featured in this morning’s post. It’s also free, unless you want to make a donation. The sponsor is the Leakey Foundation. (h/t Dom) Date: Sat, February 13, 2021 Time: 1:00 … Continue reading Virtual Darwin Day event on human evolution: tomorrow