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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 Darwinís discovery of evolution is common knowledge but Darwin the person is barely known. Even on his 200th birth anniversary this year ó he was born in England on Feb. 12, 1809 ó 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, ďI was considered by all my masters and by my Father as a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect.Ē 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‚Äôs arguments against God How Darwin rejected the doctrines of Christianity by Russell Grigg Charles Darwin Charles Darwin grew up embracing the ‚Äėintelligent design‚Äô thinking of his day‚ÄĒWilliam Paley‚Äôs 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, ‚ÄėI do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley‚Äôs ‚ÄúNatural Theology‚ÄĚ.2 I could almost formerly have said it by heart.‚Äô3 Nevertheless, Darwin spent most of the rest of his life attempting to...