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Darwin ' s Influence on Modern Thought Great minds shape the thinking of successive historical periods . Luther and Calvin inspired the Reformation

@inproceedings{Mayr2011DarwinS,
  title={Darwin ' s Influence on Modern Thought Great minds shape the thinking of successive historical periods . Luther and Calvin inspired the Reformation},
  author={Ernst Mayr},
  year={2011}
}
Clearly, our conception of the world and our place in it is, at the beginning of the 21st century, drastically different from the zeitgeist at the beginning of the 19th century. But no consensus exists as to the source of this revolutionary change. Karl Marx is often mentioned; Sigmund Freud has been in and out of favor; Albert Einstein‟s biographer Abraham Pais made the exuberant claim that Einstein‟s theories “have profoundly changed the way modern men and women think about the phenomena of… Expand