Exhibit reveals Darwin as reluctant evolutionary
by Mitch Potter
Toronto Star (Canada), p. A2
November 23, 2008
Origin of Species writer tormented by findings Christian thought is still trying to reconcile
LONDON— Wandering through this biggest-ever reappraisal of Charles Darwin, you do not get a sense that here lies the enemy of God.
A doubter? Unquestionably. A man born to the clergy, yet one who lived in quiet agony as the evidence of science and the articles of faith did battle for decades between his ears? That too.
And finally, a man so wary of societal outrage that he held his silence a full 22 years before reluctantly publishing the revolutionary theory that upended our understanding of the world.
This is the man unveiled in “Darwin,” the newly installed celebration of the famous scientist’s life changing journey at the Natural History Museum in London.