Finds it difficult to reconcile evolution with Mosaic record, but thinks it does not necessarily involve "infidel" principles.
Asks "How life born of an egg, can evolve life born of a mammal?"
Shillingford Rectory. | Exeter.
Having obtained your address through my son in law Cap
Though it seems to me difficult to reconcile ``Evolution'' with the Mosaic record of man being a separate act of Creative power—I do not think that it necessarily involves what are commonly called ``Infidel'' principles— I have learnt by the experience of many years study how differently sincere men interpret various passages of Scripture; and I think how often we misunderstand one another from not endevouring clearly to ascertain what each one really means.
This difficulty has long presented itself to my mind—
How life born of an egg, can evolve life born of a mammal?
If you could at your leisure favour me with a solution of this difficulty, you will
oblige, Dear Sir, | Yours faithfully | B. W. Savile | Rector of
Charles Darwin Esq