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Darwinian Revelation

A most interesting letter by Charles Darwin has come to light. Looks like Ben Stein was right! [Courtesy of LGF.]

At the time of the flap over that Expelled movie (anyone remember that?), Russell Seitz had a bit of fun combing through the recorded utterances of A.H. for the dictator’s views on creation. He came up with gems like this one:

Das, was der Mensch von dem Tier voraushat, der veilleicht wunderbarste Beweis für die Überlegenheit des Menschen ist, dass er begriffen hat, dass es eine Schöpferkraft geben muss. (“An advantage humans enjoy over animals, and what may be the best proof of their superiority, is that they have grasped there must be the power of a creator.”) — Tischgespräche, Feb. 1942.

Incidentally, for those who don’t already know and want to be well-read for the centenary, the entire works of Charles Darwin are now online here.

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