At least some others have the courage to stand for what they believe even in the face of potential criticism.
ID is not religion. But even if we were to concede falsely that it is, such a characterization is irrelevant to the question of whether it is true.
We can assume that this writer would have been a Connecticut Yankee, a strong opponent of the South and slavery.
It looks like Darwin was as impressed as everyone else by the amazing ingenuity in orchids and could not ignore the evidence for design.
“To those whose delight it is to dwell upon the manifold instances of intelligent design which everywhere surround us, this book will be a rich storehouse.”