Darwin and the Bishop’s Wife
The skeleton of an orangutan and a human compared. From Richard Owen’s The Principal Forms of the Skeleton and of the Teeth.
I have developed something of a bad habit. Whenever I am reading a book, paper, or article and I spot a bit of unattributed “received wisdom” I immediately get the urge to track down the reference to see if the author is in error. The task might consume only a few minutes or it may take many hours, but I cannot help my compulsion.
An op-ed by Karl Giberson and Darrel Falk, co-creators of the Biologos website, set me to work this afternoon. The pair wrote;
But the biggest problem [preventing the acceptance of evolution]