Kepler rejected the idea that the enormous scale of the cosmos suggested that mankind is less important than in the cozier Aristotelian-Ptolemaic model.
I give here a short sample of just one of the passages in “Tintern Abbey” where Wordsworth reports undergoing what might be described as a moment of epiphany.
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.
Some modern archaeologists have even gone so far as to claim that the archetype of the Great Mother has been a mythic universal.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.