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To James Grant   11 March 1878


The strongest argument for the existence of God is the intuitive feeling that there must have been an intelligent beginner of the universe; "but then comes the doubt and difficulty whether such intuitions are trustworthy". CD is forced to leave the problem insoluble. "No man who does his duty has anything to fear, and may hope for whatever he earnestly desires."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Miller (James) Grant
Date:  11 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (12 December 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11416

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  • … he criticised the view proposed by Asa Gray that variations had been preordained and …
  • … also A. Gray 1861 and Correspondence vol. 16, letter to Asa Gray, 8 May [1868] and n. 5. …
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