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Letter 12778F

Darwin, C. R. to Mengozzi, G. E.

[before 28] Oct 1880

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    Does not believe any organic being is evidence of design; refers GEM to the last pages of Variation for his reasons. Even if no organism shows evidence of design, this does not preclude faith in the existence of a loving creator; evidence of such a creator must be looked for outside the limits of physical science.

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    Thanks him for the volume on the philosophy of medicine,

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    and asks him to convey to the Scuola Italica thanks for the great honour they have done him.

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