Bishop's biology

June 30, 1995

Professor Ingold appears to have missed the logic of his argument that Darwin was not a "Darwinist" and in consequence repeats the error that Bishop Wilberforce put forward a case based solely on religion. The facts were spelt out by Clifford Longley in The Times some two years ago. Bishop Wilberforce was a respected biologist and in an article in the Quarterly Review (Vol 108 London July 1860 pp225-264) pointed out the biological problems in Darwin's theory. It was Huxley who got it wrong, not Darwin or Wilberforce.

S. D. Mason

Belfield Park Avenue, Weymouth

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