It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
I give here a short sample of just one of the passages in “Tintern Abbey” where Wordsworth reports undergoing what might be described as a moment of epiphany.
It has long been recognized that the many hymns to Nature in the poetic works of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) convey an implicit belief in natural theology.
It looks like Darwin was as impressed as everyone else by the amazing ingenuity in orchids and could not ignore the evidence for design.
Some modern archaeologists have even gone so far as to claim that the archetype of the Great Mother has been a mythic universal.