Author: Neil Thomas
Darwin, Wordsworth, and Natural Theology
I give here a short sample of just one of the passages in “Tintern Abbey” where Wordsworth reports undergoing what might be described as a moment of epiphany.
Natural Revelation and Natural Selection: Wordsworth versus Darwin
It has long been recognized that the many hymns to Nature in the poetic works of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) convey an implicit belief in natural theology.
Darwin and the Loss of the Enlightenment Paradigm
As a plethora of books, articles, and TV programs have recently intoned, our almost complete ignorance of the nature of ultimate reality has been laid bare.
Erasmus Darwin and Credible Denial
Consideration of Erasmus Darwin’s writings suggests that his unbelief could well have been father to the thought in the matter of his evolutionary speculations.
Darwin and the “New Atheists”
There is surely some historical irony in the attempt to enlist Charles Darwin posthumously in defense of the atheist cause.