Robert M. Young and Darwin Studies

Michael Ruse


Bob Young, as the historian of science, Robert Maxwell Young, was universally known, was born in Texas in 1935 and died July 5, 2019. He was a practicing historian of evolutionary biology for less than a quarter of his more than fifty-year career in the history of science. Yet, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that he was, and remains, one of the most innovative and influential people in the field. I can unambiguously say that Bob Young was by far the most important person in my own development as a historian of science, and his influence colors almost all work that I do to this day. 


Darwin, Cambridge, history

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