Philip Lieberman

 

On his book The Theory That Changed Everything: “On the Origin of Species” as a Work in Progress

Cover Interview of January 22, 2018

Lastly

I hope that what Darwin actually proposed will sink into the consciousness of inquisitive readers, enhance support for evolutionary biology, and bring it to the attention of the next generation of potential scientists.

Darwin’s insights apply to matters of general interest, such as population growth and global warming; both crucial to our and the planet’s survival. My book might convince some people born into families holding to a literal interpretation of the bible to become open to other views, though they, most likely, would not read it. However, it might convince some linguists and psychologists to re-evaluate theories such as Chomsky’s to pursue more productive lines of inquiry.