The standard narrative tells a story of the increasing merit of materialistic causes. All of this allegedly occurs in a series of inevitable stages.
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.
It looks like Darwin was as impressed as everyone else by the amazing ingenuity in orchids and could not ignore the evidence for design.
Any attempt to demonstrate the sheer untenability of Darwinian postulates is just met with an ever-closer circling of the wagons.
“I had to understand what people were and what the mind was in order to make sense of neuroscience! And I still find that.”