Charles Darwin described an atrophied sensitivity to “grandeur” that he noted in himself.
Scientism claims that science alone dictates the truth, although this system of thought depends on non-scientific reasons to come to such a conclusion.
What many responded to in Wordsworth’s evocations of Nature’s sacrality was his restoration of a partially obscured link between Nature and the divine.
Consideration of Erasmus Darwin’s writings suggests that his unbelief could well have been father to the thought in the matter of his evolutionary speculations.
Literary critic William Empson, in a famous study, described Satan as the de facto hero of the epic in a cosmic revolt against divine repression.