This famous debate, as much as any single event or idea, hammered the first real wedge that began to split apart science and religion.
But evolution? Now that’s a horse of a different color. Any Londoner wealthy enough to purchase a copy of Origin and educated enough to understand it would nod in agreement with Darwin.
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While Darwin huddled up in his study, gently coddling his theory of evolution like a rare pigeon for twenty years, another man, Alfred Russel Wallace, was sweating and traipsing through the South American and Asian countryside.