The Gentle Darwinians

Quinn, Peter
March 2007
Commonweal;3/9/2007, Vol. 134 Issue 5, p8
The article highlights several notable people who have supported the evolution and natural selection theory of naturalist Charles Darwin. According to biographer Curtis Cate, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had praised Darwin's calm annihilation of the fairy-tale fable about the creation of the world. It is said that paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould had excluded Darwin from any significant role in the formation of biological determinism.


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