Sadly, to the DI, this is what counts as the utterance of a “serious scholar who knows what he’s saying:”
Evolutionary theory is at odds with itself: It cannot accept that man is a special being, raised above all others in evolutionary history, and it cannot deny that only man is capable of science, which allows him to transcend his animal selfishness. In closing, I note that I have made no reference to religion but only brought out the inner contradiction of Darwinism.
Mansfield should stick to political philosophy, methinks. If he honestly thinks this is “the inner contradiction of Darwinism,” he needs to learn a little more about the object of which he speaks. (Mansfield’s article is in Forbes, that noted journal of science and philosophy.)