The Dissent Of Man

By JF Derry

Exploring the influence of Darwin on everyone: atheists, Christians, biologists and entrepreneurs

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Some quotes from past interviews

This book is an attempt to explore the huge range of interpretations of Darwinism and to do this I interviewed over fifty commentators. Here are a few quotes from these interviews that might interest supporters and encourage others to pledge. I'll be putting more up over the next few weeks - but you'll have to support the book to read those.


George Schaller

"Darwin, whether he is mentioned by name or not, permeates everything one does in biology or for that matter, permeates society as a whole ... It took a hundred years after Darwin before biologists really started looking at people the way Darwin looked at them." 


Noam Chomsky

"The influence of Darwin is that everyone seriously interested in biology (and in my view for the last 50-odd years, language should be studied as part of biology) takes for granted that natural selection is a major factor in evolution."


Michael Ruse

"Only after Darwin, was it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist. Dawkins thinks that you should be an atheist. I disagree"


George Marshall

"Assuming that Darwinism can be equated with evolution from molecules to man, I find the concept quite irritating from an anatomical point of view." 


Susan Blackmore

"When people do creative things, like writing books, painting pictures, having new, scientific ideas, all of those, in my opinion, are examples of design by natural selection." 


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