Apr 26, 2012

Darwin's True Beliefs?

Charles Robert Darwin. A copy made by John Col...     
I ran across this interesting quote from one of the icons of the new atheism:

"Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with the reason and not with the feelings, impresses me as having much more weight. This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist." Charles Darwin. Autobiography

It would seem that after much reflection Charles Darwin saw no contradiction between evolution and the belief in God. Obviously Darwin's science was taken to a conclusion by some that he might not have supported. Even Darwin reasoned that there is a God. JMJ. Mick, OFS