Well, the things you learn when history is revisited H/T Lew Rockwell. It seems our socially active reformers and nanny staters are the one’s who seem to have fabricated history, past as well as present. It’s getting to the stage that if a lefty writes anything, that it can’t be taken at face value. After all, it’s their worship of authority that seems the clue to their literary diversions.

It is often said that the Victorians were all religious maniacs, Biblical literalists who were shocked to the core by Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. In fact, many of Darwin’s keenest supporters were broad-minded clergymen, such as Charles Kingsley, author of the Water Babies. 

Those who opposed Darwin most vociferously were the scientific establishment of his day, not the Church. (my bolding LH)

In his memoirs of Victorian childhood, G.K.Chesterton remarked that by the 1890s, “atheism was the religion of the suburbs”.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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