Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity

abiogenesis, Alphonse de Candolle, Aristotle, atheists, atomism, Charles Bradlaugh, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, Christianity, complexification, David Hume, Edward Aveling, Epicurus, Erasmus Darwin, Evolution, Friedrich Engels, Georges Cuvier, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Greece, Homo sapiens, Intelligent Design, Karl Marx, Law of Correlation, Lucretius, Matthew Arnold, Middle Ages, natural selection, Origin of Species, Patrick Matthew, Plato, Poor Law, Rome, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Malthus, transhumanism, Unmoved Mover, Victorian England, William Paley
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited. Source
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Evolution Versus Design: An Ancient Debate

Anaximande, Anaximenes, ancient Greeks, atomism, Charles Darwin, Creation, daemons, David Hume, De Rerum Natura, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, dryads, Enlightenment, Epicurus, Evolution, Fates, genii, George Strodach, Greek gods, harpies, Intelligent Design, Iphigenia, Jesuit Pierre Gassendi, King Agamemnon, Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Poggio Braccioloni, Romans, satyrs, Stephen Greenblatt, The Art of Happiness, Thomas Creech
The universe, according to Epicureanism, is without a creator, a purposeless and non-intelligent concourse of atoms without any cosmic source of direction. Source
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Darrel Falk Downplays the Ramifications of the 2016 Royal Society Meeting

atomism, Casey Luskin, Charles Darwin, Christianity, Craig Keener, crossbreeding, Darrel Falk, Dogs, Epicureanism, Evolution, Extended Synthesis, fossil record, Francisco Ayala, genes, genetic variations, Gerd Müller, Hugo de Vries, Intelligent Design, materialists, Modern Synthesis, Neo-Darwinism, Paul, Return of the God Hypothesis, Richard Dawkins, Royal Society, standard evolutionary model, Stoics, The Blind Watchmaker
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power. Source
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