Paradoxically, Wordsworth’s theology may have formed a more effective counterforce to Darwin’s ideas than Biblical orthodoxy itself.
There is surely some historical irony in the attempt to enlist Charles Darwin posthumously in defense of the atheist cause.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
Charles Darwin himself exemplified the Argument from Pique, alluded to in past entries in this series, to a tee.
This continues an evaluation of a proposal that treats natural selection as a law of physics that is applicable to the entire universe.