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  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 8:42:23 PM PDT · by gobucks · 185 replies · 1,833+ views
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | May 30, 2009 | Fazlur Rahman
    Charles Darwins discovery of evolution is common knowledge but Darwin the person is barely known. Even on his 200th birth anniversary this year he was born in England on Feb. 12, 1809 much has been said about his works but little about his inner life of contrasts. Darwin loved the natural world from childhood. He roamed the wilderness to study insects while neglecting Greek and Latin, the essential subjects. He said of his schooling, I was considered by all my masters and by my Father as a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect. Sent...
  • Darwin's arguments against God

    03/11/2009 8:26:34 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 208 replies · 3,183+ views
    CMI ^ | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s arguments against God How Darwin rejected the doctrines of Christianity by Russell Grigg Charles Darwin Charles Darwin grew up embracing the ‘intelligent design’ thinking of his day—William Paley’s renowned argument that the design of a watch implies there must have been an intelligent watchmaker, and so design in the universe implies there must have been an intelligent Creator.1 Concerning this, Darwin wrote, ‘I do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley’s “Natural Theology”.2 I could almost formerly have said it by heart.’3 Nevertheless, Darwin spent most of the rest of his life attempting to...