Jesus and Darwin do conflict on motor vehicle bumpers throughout the United States. Medallions of fish symbolizing Jesus are replied by way of ones of amphibians stamped "Darwin," and stickers proclaiming "Jesus Loves You" are countered through "Darwin Loves You." The bumper decal debate can be trivial and the pronouncement that "Darwin Loves You" could seem basically ironic, yet George Levine insists that the message includes an accidental fact. in reality, he argues, we will learn it directly. Darwin, Levine exhibits, observed an international from which his thought 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 may locate sublimity even in ants or worms, the note "Darwinian" has principally been taken to suggest a disappointed international pushed accidentally and heartless pageant. Countering the pervasive view that the evidence 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 an alternate kind of appeal, an international wealthy with which means and cost, and extra terrific and lovely than ever ahead of. with no minimizing or sentimentalizing the cruel characteristics of existence ruled through traditional choice, and with out deifying Darwin, Levine makes a relocating case for an enchanted secularism--a dedication to the price of the wildlife and the human striving to appreciate it.