How Darwin really triumphed | Uncommon Descent

It is commonly assumed that the battle over Darwinism was waged in the nineteenth century, and that Darwin won the day because his theory was supported by the scientific evidence.

,,, Yet I suggest that there are good reasons for returning to the site of battle and asking whether it was won fair and square. I propose to show that the battle was not won by Darwin in the sense normally intended: I will argue that Darwin was a turning point in biology not so much because the empirical evidence was persuasive but primarily because his theory proved useful in advancing a particular philosophy—-a philosophy of science first of all and in many cases a general metaphysical position as well.

Source: Nancy Pearcey at More Than Cake, on how Darwin really triumphed | Uncommon Descent

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