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From James Grant   6 March 1878


As a believer in the existence of God from the evidence of nature, he is somewhat staggered by CD’s and Tyndall’s books. Asks CD to tell him whether the doctrine of descent of man destroys the evidence of the existence of a God looked at through natural phenomena.

Author:  James Miller (James) Grant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 165: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11404

From James Grant   16 March 1878


Thanks CD for his kind reply. JG does not feel he can rely on instinct or "intuition" in relation to existence of God. Is there no analogy between natural organisations and mechanical constructions to justify an intelligent first cause?

Author:  James Miller (James) Grant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 165: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11428
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