What if the orbit of Darwinism should be a little too circular? What if species should offer residual phenomena, here and there, not explicable by natural selection? Twenty years hence naturalists may be in a position to say whether this is, or is not, the case; but in either event they will owe the author of "The Origin of Species" an immense debt of gratitude More individuals are produced each generation that can survive.
Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers But I had gradually come by this time, i. By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles becomethat the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation.
The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.
But I was very unwilling to give up my belief Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last 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. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished.
And this is a damnable doctrine.Hershey Area Playhouse is a (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in.
Darwin Festival is an day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere, delicious food and drink stalls, and free performances at the heart of the arts - Festival Park - and various venues across Darwin from 9 August to 26 August Darwin in THeater Charles Darwin made himself known in the late 19th century when he published his book On the Origin of Species.
He challenged the religious philosophies of Creationism which became a very controversial topic of that era. Charles Bickford, Actor: The Song of Bernadette. American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies.
The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the shooting of a motorman who had run over his dog.
quotes from Charles Darwin: 'If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.', 'A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.', and 'Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not .
The mission of Matchbox Children’s Theatre is to spark imaginations by presenting professional quality children’s theatre on a consistent basis.