Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Year of Darwin 10/9/2014:Darwin pulls no punches

 Charles Darwin

"as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continues creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure" Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

On explanation of Darwin's 20 year delay of publishing Origins was that he was sensitive to Christian ideas. Maybe so. But once he was confident enough to publish he was confident enough to directly attack creationism. Well done CD. 

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