If ever God had an undertaker, it surely must be Charles Darwin. Yet, says his biographer James Moore, “Darwin was never really an atheist.” He has, nevertheless, become its patron saint.
The evidence for evolution is compelling. Indeed its achievements are so spectacular that they lead to underlying questions about why it is so successful if there is no over-arching mind. In this episode champions of the view that Darwin has buried God clash with their theistic counterparts.