8 One contemporary report says that his views received the support of the most

8 one contemporary report says that his views

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derived from animal ancestors. 8. One contemporary report says that his views received the support of the most eminent naturalists assembled at Oxford. They were not willing to give up the notion of the fixity of specific without a struggle. What appeared to be a war between religion and science was a disagreement between scientists
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9. Darwin was NOT an atheist. He thought that agnostic would be a more correct description. Darwin believed that man in the future would be as a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long continued progress. 10. Darwin was inclined to associate natural selection with the idea of natural improvement. He was more cautious than Spencer about the possibility of progress but he gives the impression of great optimism about human nature. * A trait has originally to be under genetic control to be inherited. Such traits cannot be learnt. 11. The problem is how such a sense can be explained by evolution. *If only the fittest survive, and morality on occasion hinders survival, natural selection may even be biased against morality.
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