Even Charles Bradlaugh, the first atheist member of Parliament, was haunted by the psalmist’s reproach, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
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.
Bristol University engineer Stuart Burgess goes deeper into the marvels of such sea creatures as the parrotfish, sling-jaw wrasse, and mantis shrimp.
The human knee is still well ahead of what even the most advanced human engineers have managed.
People chose to believe what they wanted to believe in obedience to the then reigning intellectual fashion.