You read a great deal about Darwin’s scientific method and meticulousness as a student of nature, but that’s not exactly scholarship.
As a young man Charles Darwin loved music, had a fondness for art, and appreciated fine literature.
Louis, obviously a bright young man, really does think this is sound reasoning.
"Consider that science is a portion of history but not the reverse."
As Alfred Russel Wallace observed, "Such a simple fact as the existence of flying fish [i.e., the Exocoetidae family] could never be proved, if Hume’s argument is a good one."
Prolific author Aidan Nichols is former John Paul II Memorial Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology at Oxford and currently prior of the Dominican house in Cambridge.
“It may seem strange to consider the fact that you, as a mammal, have all the known genes required to pattern a feather, and yet you do not look like Big Bird.”
At a recent meeting of the student apologetics group Ratio Christi an acquaintance posed a surprising question.
While its roots in Darwinian theory are unmistakable, some like historian Robert J. Richards desperately seek to distance the two.
Meanwhile the very issue that divided the two founders of modern evolutionary theory — the cognitive capacities of Homo sapiens — remains unresolved by Darwinian mechanisms.