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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-12931

To W. R. Browne   22 December 1880

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

Dec 22 1880

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your very courteous note1. I regret that it wd be impossible for me to explain the causes of my disbelief in any good being derived from the conference, without treating the subject at inordinate length. I will only add that in my opinion, a man who wishes to form a judgment on this subject, must weigh the evidence for himself; & he ought not to be influenced by being told that a considerable number of scientific men can reconcile the results of science with revealed or or natural religion, whilst others cannot do so.

I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

Summary

Believes the conference will be of no value because individuals can only decide for themselves on the truths of science and religion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12931
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Browne, W. R.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 249: 132 (photocopy)
Physical description
LS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12931,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12931

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