Robert Shedinger

Robert F. Shedinger is Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University and is the author most recently of The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms: Darwinian Biology's Grand Narrative of Triumph and the Subversion of Religion. He regularly teaches a course on the relationship between science and religion.

Darwin’s Bluff

In this fascinating piece of historical detective work, Robert Shedinger draws on Darwin’s letters, private notebooks, and an unfinished manuscript to piece together a puzzle and reveal an embarrassing truth: Darwin never finished his sequel to The Origin of Species because in the end he could not deliver the empirical evidence he promised would validate his theory.