The Dissent Of Man

By JF Derry

Exploring the influence of Darwin on everyone: atheists, Christians, biologists and entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

More quotes from past interviews

Steven Pinker

"Like vision and language, our emotions and cognitive faculties are complex, useful, and nonrandomly organized, which means that they must be a product of the only physical process capable of generating complex, useful, nonrandom organization, namely natural selection." 


Gert Korthof

"Darwin had the courage to state 'That many and grave objections may be advanced against the theory of descent with modification through natural selection, I do not deny'."


Peter S. Williams

"Darwin didn’t end the design debate, he successfully limited the territory within which debating design was an academically acceptable activity." 


John Llewellyn

"Darwinism seems to have suffered more than most from the evils of paraphrasing and misquotation."


Richard Holloway

"Darwin, who had enormous sympathy for the difficulties religious believers faced in adapting to new discoveries, would have been delighted at the way religious expositors have made use of his discovery in helping such conservative social forms adapt to changing circumstances; though he might have raised a quizzical eyebrow at the claim that it was the Holy Spirit who was the prompter of cultural evolution." 


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