Friday, 29 June 2012

Rag of a hypothesis ........Charles Darwin .

Charles Darwin :
“…I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science….It is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw[s] & holes as sound parts.” Charles Darwin to Asa Gray, cited by Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin, (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1991) pp. 456, 475.
Put in context , Charles Darwin was asking not to be ridiculed for his obvious imaginitive works . He hoped future discoveries would support His theories , but they do not . His comments do , as he stated himself , run beyond the bounds of true science .

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