It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
What Dr. Meyer did was enter the atheist camp, take up their flawed tools, and defeat them with their own weapons.
The fundamental premise of evolutionary theory is that humans are the product of an undirected process that did not have us in mind.
What many responded to in Wordsworth’s evocations of Nature’s sacrality was his restoration of a partially obscured link between Nature and the divine.
Any evolution beyond the level of genus — for instance, the separate families containing cats and dogs — cannot be achieved through mindless Darwinian mechanisms.