When we no longer look at an organic being as a savage looks at a ship, as something wholly beyond his comprehension; when we regard every production of nature as one which has had a history; when we contemplate every complex structure and instinct as the summing up of many contrivances, each useful to the possessor, nearly in the same way as we look at any great mechanical invention as the summing up of the labour, the experience, the reason, and even the blunders of numerous workmen; when we thus view each organic being, how far more interesting, I speak from experience, will the study of natural history become!”
-- Charles Darwin –
Referring to the above quotation, Kenneth R. Miller, in Finding Darwin’s God says:
Well, the views contained within The Origin have now been “generally admitted,” and the study of natural history has indeed become, as Darwin understated it, “far more interesting.” Together with the other makers of modern scientific reality, Darwin lifted the curtain that allowed us to see the world as it really is. And to any person of faith, this should mean that Charles Darwin ultimately brought us closer to an understanding of God.
Amen! I so totally agree!
Have a great Monday!