Darwin as Apical Freethought Ancestor

Darwin’s work in biology supported the work of scientists, freethinkers, and social activists in the United States and Europe. Building on such work has led us to the global pursuit of a humane understanding of our world. We stand on the shoulders of humanist giants who, in turn, stood on Darwin’s seminal works to inform their ideas and activism.

Dr. David Orenstein is a tenured full professor of anthropology at CUNY – Medgar Evers College. He is an international speaker and author on science education, evolution acceptance, and human rights. Dr. Orenstein is also the American Humanist Association’s representative to the United Nations. Early training as a primatologist has led to a lifetime of humanist activism and concern for our understanding of the cosmos, the Earth and our shared humanity.