Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
Given the degree of discipleship for Sir Charles, Darwin fully expected to receive Lyell’s commendation for his labors.
In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Words, even meaningless words, have the power to create their own virtual realities in our minds.
“Abiogenesis” seems to draw its strength from pseudo-scientific folk-beliefs that life could somehow be made to emerge from non-life.