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07:15 pm: More book reviews


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Date:December 18th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, neat!

Yeah, I was startled to learn that his book on earthworms was his best-selling book during his lifetime.
Date:July 22nd, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)

Mrs. Brown

Darwin was not an atheist.

"In the second edition of January 1860, Darwin quoted Kingsley as “a celebrated cleric”, and added the phrase “by the Creator” to the closing sentence, which from then on read “life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one”. While some commentators have taken this as a concession to religion that Darwin later regretted, Darwin’s view at the time was of God creating life through the laws of nature, and even in the first edition there are several references to “creation”."

Darwin was more or less a watered down Christian. So it's clear Janet decided to put an atheist narrative in there.
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