TITLE

Darwin's Romance

AUTHOR(S)
Levine, George
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Raritan;Fall2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the life of scientist Charles Darwin. According to the author, Darwin became the most striking embodiment of the scientific rationalism. The most striking element of Darwin's meticulous registration of natural phenomenon and mind experiments is his unscientific exuberance about natural phenomena for the lay reader of the modern times. The author proposes that Darwin finds the energy, diversity, beauty, intelligence and sensibility providing a world-friendly alternative to other-worldly values in nonhuman nature. Darwin's theory is a demonstration that world needs to be addressed entirely on its own terms, but does not exist for human benefit. By following Darwin's tough geodicy, one finds himself in a world of wonders, participants and observers in a nature that includes the human consciousness that can value it. The author asserts that he is interested in Darwin who is fully compatible with modern evolutionary biology. Darwin's science was compatible with the sorts of feeling that many believe can only be found in religion.
ACCESSION #
19284446

 

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