Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

English naturalist
It appears to me (whether rightly or wrongly) that direct arguments against Christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; It appears to me freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men's minds which follow[s] from the advance of science.More Charles Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our faculties are more fitted to recognize the wonderful structure of a beetle than a Universe.More Charles Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am aware that the conclusions arrived at in this work will be denounced by some as highly irreligious; but he who denounces them is bound to show why it is more irreligious to explain the origin of man as a distinct species by descent from some lower from, through the laws of variation and natural selection, than to explain the birth of the individual through the laws of ordinary reproduction. The birth both of the species and of the individual are equally parts of that grand sequence of events, which our minds refusMore Charles Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but at last was complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct.More Charles Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Physiological experiment on animals is justifiable for real investigation, but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity.More Charles Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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