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Date: Mon Jan 27 2003 - 19:28:06 EST

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    An extensive and interesting collection of Charles Darwin's letters is
    provided on

    It gives a pretty good sense of the Darwin's thinking. There is plenty
    of indication that he had a regard for deity, but his reserve as to what
    that divinity might be asking of us, and his hesitance to speak as one
    with certain knowledge are quite in evidence, particularly in his latter

    bivalve wrote:

    >Just back from a guest lecture by Michael Ruse, the main point of which was the non-incompatibility of faith and evolution, as exemplified by Darwin. It was rather peculiar hearing a good explanation of the gospel from a professed nonbeliever (in his discussion of creation science, etc. as a distraction from the point of Christianity). Ruse identified Darwin's views at the time he was thinking about evolution as deistic.
    > Dr. David Campbell
    > Old Seashells
    > University of Alabama
    > Biodiversity & Systematics
    > Dept. Biological Sciences
    > Box 870345
    > Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345 USA
    >That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at Droitgate Spa

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