A Dog and the Mind of Newton

A short history of Darwin's religious life. It's not very long and it's very interesting. Darwin was once a devout Anglican but eventually became an agnostic. People have tried to claim that "Darwinism" therefore leads to athiesm, but it turns out that Darwin became agnostic when his favorite daughter died.

Darwin was also annoyed with the appropriation of his ideas to form social Darwinism. "I have received in a Manchester newspaper rather a good quib, showing that I have proved 'might is right' and therefore that Napoleon is right, and every cheating tradesman is also right."


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