Class Notes Oct. 10

Class Notes Oct. 10 - 10/10/06 George Mivart - On the...

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10/10/06 George Mivart - On the Genesis of Species - attacked Darwin based on 3 points: The earth had not existed long enough for natural selection to bring about such a diverse number of species Intermediate steps on the path toward developing new anatomical structures served no purpose Darwin was undermining the ethics and morals of British society What’s Going on in Religion? - Evangelical movement once more stressed personal salvation - Fear in Britain of a growing interest in Catholicism - Biblical criticism. - fear among clerics and politicians that the working-class are rejecting Anglicanism specifically and Christianity generally: 1851 religious census - Not just a British phenomenon: in the US, A.D. White was battling at this time to found a non-denomination university in New York (Cornell) Moral Values - Central to Christian doctrine - Darwin’s position was that morality was merely the expression of social instincts because humans were highly socialized -
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