Does the anti-slavery Darwin necessarily make for a "kinder, gentler" Darwin?
Over at Uncommon Descent, Michael Flannery has an excellent post examining Adrian Desmond's and James Moore's Darwin's Sacred Cause, in which the authors try to humanize Darwin by showing that he was driven by his passionate hatred of slavery. But is this accurate?
Flannery points out that the main question really is, does the anti-slavery Darwin necessarily make for a "kinder, gentler" Darwin? Read it all at Uncommon Descent.
Then check out Flannery's own new book Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Intelligent Evolution: How Wallace's World of Life Challenged Darwinism.