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Sympathy Caught between Darwin and Eugenics

David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart

in Sympathy: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199928873
eISBN:
9780190247195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928873.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sympathy became a central topic of post-Darwinian literature when Alfred Russel Wallace (1864) denied that “natural selection” applied to civilized humans. He suggested that humans are connected by ... More


The Bank of Time

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the efforts of various geologists to calculate the age of the Earth. Each calculation from geology depended on its own assumptions, and each gave at least a slightly different ... More


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