Posted: Oct 06, 2017 1:36 am
by Wortfish
Shrunk wrote:
Wortfish wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Why do you assume I didn't?

Because you didn't actually comment on what he said, only on what others have written.

What others have documented, not just "said", is that Wilson committed numerous errors of fact. That alone is reason to ignored this alleged biography.

He may have made some scientific and historical errors, that's true, but his broader argument is correct in that Darwin based his theory of natural selection not so much on a study of biology but rather on population economics and social policy. He also, quite rightly, claims that Darwin arrogantly wanted to explain the mysteries of the biosphere with one central concept...natural selection among individuals. He didn't even want to consider symbiosis, collectivism and cooperation.