Kepler was not alone. Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, and many others who established modern science were deeply religious thinkers.
To isolate and quantify the factors which ultimately led to the acceptance of Darwinian ideas is not a straightforward task.
As a top science journal tells the story, the Galileo myth is relevant only to attack those who challenge the establishment consensus.
What can be said of Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution in the dusk of 2009, fifty year after its original publication? Is it a terrible book?