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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-11981

From Emma Darwin to N. A. von Mengden   8 April 1879

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Ap. 8 | 1879

Dear Sir

Mr Darwin begs me to say that he receives so many letters that he cannot answer them all.1

He considers that the theory of evolution is quite compatible with the belief in a God; but that you must remember that different persons have different definitions of what they mean by God—.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | E. Darwin

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11981
From
Darwin, Emma
To
Mengden, N. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Dr Mirko Majer, Mozartstrasse 5, 8510 Fürth; also DAR 139.12: 14
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Answers NAvM’s letter for CD. CD considers evolution is quite consistent with belief in God, but NvM must remember people mean different things by God.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11981,” accessed on 2 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11981

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