He raises a psychological question about how people come to adopt their preferred picture of reality.
The ideas of Ernst Haeckel, in his youth a hardline Darwinian materialist, were to evolve to a surprising degree.
Atheists commonly assert that there is a profound dichotomy between faith and reason.
Charles Darwin himself exemplified the Argument from Pique, alluded to in past entries in this series, to a tee.
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) provides the closest chronological fit with Darwin.