Paradoxically, Wordsworth’s theology may have formed a more effective counterforce to Darwin’s ideas than Biblical orthodoxy itself.
You cannot see what you are not looking for. You cannot find Br’er Rabbit until you look into the briar patch.
After reading Malthus out of personal interest, it dawned on Darwin how he might usefully appropriate the Malthusian analogy.
Sometimes the best way to learn is when you’re having fun and don’t even realize that you’re learning.
We are free to accept ad hoc evo psych explanations if we wish. Like astrology and palm reading, they make good conversation pieces.