Who Charles Darwin is : did he really invent the notion of evolution ? where did his influence come from ? what debates were ragging during the 19th century ?
To have a historical insight into it is the best way to understand Science-in-action, as Bruno Latour would say. Science is more than just scientists, whoever brilliant they may be.
Once again, the New York Review of Books publishes a remarkable and accessible article by Richard C. Lewontin.