Darwin's World of Pain and Wonder

Valiunas, Algis
September 2009
New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society;Fall2009, Vol. 26, Special section p1
The article examines the theories and beliefs of naturalist Charles Darwin. The different views on the theories of evolution and intelligent design and survival of the fittest concept promoted by Darwin are mentioned. It discusses how Darwin learned lessons of debility and pain by suffering from an illness characterized by weakness, depression and nausea, among others. It is emphasized that Darwin never divested himself totally of a certain belief in a Master Designer.


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