Jesus and Darwin do conflict on motor vehicle bumpers throughout the US. Medallions of fish symbolizing Jesus are responded by means of ones of amphibians stamped "Darwin," and stickers proclaiming "Jesus Loves You" are countered by way of "Darwin Loves You." The bumper sticky label debate can be trivial and the pronouncement that "Darwin Loves You" could appear in simple terms ironic, yet George Levine insists that the message includes an unintentional fact. in reality, he argues, we will be able to learn it directly. Darwin, Levine exhibits, observed a global from which his concept had banished transcendence as nonetheless cute and enchanted, and we will be able to see it like that too--if we glance at his writings and existence in a brand new way.
even supposing Darwin might locate sublimity even in ants or worms, the be aware "Darwinian" has mostly been taken to suggest a dissatisfied international pushed by accident and heartless festival. Countering the pervasive view that the proof of Darwin's global needs to bring about a disenchanting imaginative and prescient of it, Levine exhibits that Darwin's rules and the language of his books provide another type of appeal, a global wealthy with which means and cost, and extra magnificent and gorgeous than ever earlier than. with out minimizing or sentimentalizing the tough features of lifestyles ruled by way of typical choice, and with out deifying Darwin, Levine makes a relocating case for an enchanted secularism--a dedication to the price of the flora and fauna and the human striving to appreciate it.