January 18, 2009

Darwin's Confession

"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."

- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, p. 175.

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Thought-provoking is it not? I have heard Darwin recanted of some of his theory of evolution before he died but have not read his words directly yet. I certainly plan to after reading the above quote. And challenge the rest of you to do the same.

2 comments:

RunTX said...

I will possibly research this in the summer.

AFamousStatue said...

Ooo! Let me know what you discover! I don't know when life will slow down enough to let me start accomplishing some of my million goals. : )