27th Darwin’s Sacred Cause
In their new and remarkable book ‘Darwin’s Sacred Cause’, Adrian Desmond and James Moore give a completely new explanation of how Darwin came to his famous view of evolution, which traced all life to an ancient common ancestor.
Darwin was committed to the abolition of slavery, in part because of his family’s deeply held beliefs. It was his ‘Sacred Cause’ and at its core lay a belief in human racial unity. Join James Moore as he explores how Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theory not with the coolness of a scientist interested only in higher truths, but with a hatred for slavery so intense that he was driven to prove that all human peoples were of one blood and ancestry.
Wednesday 27 February
7.30pm Lord Nelson Pub, 36 Trafalgar Street Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4ED
Tickets £5/£3 Concessions available online and on the door
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