The evolution of Darwin's theism

  title={The evolution of Darwin's theism},
  author={F. Brown},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • F. Brown
  • Published 1986
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The photographs taken of Charles Darwin late in life (indeed, from his fifties on) make him seem a kind of sage, venerable and enigmatic. It is an impression no doubt created partly by his imposing figure and by the copious, untrimmed beard hiding much of his face.' But while Darwin seems to have relished looking sage,2 he did not fancy himself particularly wise in metaphysics or religion. In these matters he was deeply and designedly reticent. Nevertheless, his legacy undeniably has been… Expand