The dissertation of Mr Hermans is a brave crusade against the pulverized idea of social Darwinism that arose in the course of time.

Enne Koops in Historisch Tijdschrift Groniek, Groningen University, 2004

… the first extensive inquiry to appear in Dutch into the social influence of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Kees Buijs, De Gelderlander, 1 November, 2003