Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe

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The old Darwiniana had a lot of commentary on Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe which despite being a work stuck in the ‘new age’ mindset nonetheless had a very modern cast behind its peculiarities and, in the process, provided an introduction, very indirect, without even mentioning the term, of the classic Indian Samkhya.
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Appreciating Historian Jacques Barzun’s Critique of Darwinism | Evolution News

Source: Appreciating Historian Jacques Barzun’s Critique of Darwinism | Evolution News

In his book Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage, Barzun was audacious enough to subject Darwin to a withering barrage of criticism, despite Darwin’s heroic status among scientists and academics. Continue reading Appreciating Historian Jacques Barzun’s Critique of Darwinism | Evolution News

“In China We Can Criticize Darwin,” …

Recently I had a conversation with a new Chinese acquaintance, who disclosed a thoughtful interest in questions about biological and cosmic origins. I quoted the remark from Chinese paleontologist Jun-Yuan Chen, “In China we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America, you can criticize the government, but not Darwin.”I thought this would get a knowing laugh – Yes, you silly Americans with your strange reverence for a long-dead Victorian Englishman. Instead, it drew a small and what I took to be a…careful, circumspect smile. That surprised me.

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R48G: the eonic model and Judeo-Christianity, historical materialism, end of history discourse, and communism/democracy 

R48G: the eonic model and Judeo-Christianity, historical materialism, end of history discourse, and communism/democracy June 29th, 2017 •

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