Surprisingly, it was Puritans who passed the first law ever, anywhere in the world, against domestic violence.
“Dr. Dembski’s family has learned to look for the miraculous in everyday loving encounters.”
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.
It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.
The ideas of Ernst Haeckel, in his youth a hardline Darwinian materialist, were to evolve to a surprising degree.