Germany was not the only nation captivated by a plan to give Darwinian evolution a proactive “helping hand.”
At first glance, that question may appear to pose an enigma. For the position that Charles Darwin believed in God is completely untenable. Yet it is certainly also true that Darwin was no arch-atheist.
Darwin had already won his man over — reading the book was almost superfluous. Of course Darwin was delighted by Kingsley’s fawning support.
It is almost a mantra among Darwin’s most devoted followers: Intelligent Design is a “science stopper.”
When Barzun received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, if not physically present at least a good many of us were there in high spirit and hearty assent.