In Praise of Darwin

In Praise of Darwin

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George John Romanes, close friend and colleague of Darwin, remains a misunderstood figure in the history of evolutionary science. Although his scientific contributions have been valued, his religious journey has been either neglected or misjudged. Typically scholars only acknowledge some of the work on theism he did at the very end of his life and usually blame his wife for doctoring the record with her pieties. His extensive poetry writing, much of it religious, has never been explored and his qMemorial Poemq to Darwin has been completely overlooked. The recent discovery of the original typescript of the poem, lost for more than a century and reprinted in this book for the first time, allows us to enter the mind of a major Darwinian as we watch him struggle to put together faith and science on a positive basis.Darwina#39;s Disciple, 223, suggests that Romanesa#39;s wife made her husband feel guilty about his religious views, thus explaining the gifting of his ... However, Romanesa#39;s poem February 11th, 1879a€“1889, a wedding anniversary poem to Ethel, signals that while once a€œNature seemed ... Ethel in mind in his poem Love when he writes, a€œI have found but one dear heart to make / As infinite a meaning as my own.

Title:In Praise of Darwin
Author:J. David Pleins
Publisher:A&C Black - 2014-06-19


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