Jesus and Darwin do conflict on motor vehicle bumpers throughout the US. Medallions of fish symbolizing Jesus are responded through ones of amphibians stamped "Darwin," and stickers proclaiming "Jesus Loves You" are countered through "Darwin Loves You." The bumper decal debate will be trivial and the pronouncement that "Darwin Loves You" could appear basically ironic, yet George Levine insists that the message comprises an accidental fact. in reality, he argues, we will be able to learn it directly. Darwin, Levine indicates, observed an international from which his conception 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 lifestyles in a brand new way.
even if Darwin might locate sublimity even in ants or worms, the observe "Darwinian" has mostly been taken to suggest a upset global pushed by accident and heartless festival. Countering the pervasive view that the evidence of Darwin's global needs to bring about a disenchanting imaginative and prescient of it, Levine indicates that Darwin's rules and the language of his books provide an alternate kind of appeal, an international wealthy with that means and cost, and extra excellent and gorgeous than ever prior to. with out minimizing or sentimentalizing the cruel traits of lifestyles ruled via usual choice, and with out deifying Darwin, Levine makes a relocating case for an enchanted secularism--a dedication to the worth of the wildlife and the human striving to appreciate it.