One-third of minerals — chemical solids whose atoms are highly ordered — are created directly or indirectly by life forms.
Darwin found himself in the unhappy position of having his faith undermined by what he saw as the non-directed processes of geological and biological evolution.
The term demythologization is today most frequently associated with the mid 20th-century German theologian Rudolf Bultmann.
The exploding pods of the popping cress send the plant’s seeds flying in all directions, as far as a meter from the parent.
Given the degree of discipleship for Sir Charles, Darwin fully expected to receive Lyell’s commendation for his labors.