[ExI] Darwin the Deist

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jun 8 21:27:43 UTC 2009

At 01:53 PM 6/8/2009 -0700, Dan wrote:

>IIRC, he did not remain that way, but seems to have ended his days 
>as a deist -- which is still not an atheist, but isn't a Christian.

This looks close enough:


<Though reticent about his religious views, in 1879 he responded that 
he had never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of 
a God, and that generally "an Agnostic would be the more correct 
description of my state of mind."[7] He went as far as saying that 
"Science has nothing to do with Christ, except insofar as the habit 
of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. 
For myself, I do not believe that there ever has been any revelation. 
As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between 
conflicting vague probabilities.">

[7] <http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/content/view/130/125/>

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