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Letter 7459A

Darwin, C. R. to Mivart, St G. J.

26 Jan [1871]

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    CD apologises for having thought that StGJM's religious feelings had led him to feel personal animosity towards him. [See 7454.]

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    He remembers having thought and written that belief in evolution is infinitely more important for science than belief in Natural Selection. For his own part he would have felt little interest in evolution apart from the explanation "in a general manner" of how each organism is so adapted to its conditions.


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