HIS109Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Louis Pasteur, Erasmus Darwin, Center For American Progress

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13 Apr 2016
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On origin of species: culmination of process very old, shifted weight in western mind, science structure of way we think, early thinkers, galileo etc. 19th c thinkers used unrefutable evidence and method: forces that created industrialization seen as consequence of science, rejecting science = rejecting modern world, 19th c. Science = progress: many chose to reject modern world, new developments to reject modern world, new developments unappealing. Darwin: newton relegated god to prime mover , darwin offered no room for god or divinity, creation necessarily a fable, evolution. Species change: end of enlightenment, jean de lamarche. Told by professor to go on beagle. No two offspring exactly alike two factors. Blessed by a nature when we have advantage and control: enlightenment priviledge of reason thinking. No goal random operation of natural selection. Survival is the end in itself randomness. Man just another player in dangerous game.

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