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Siddharth S.

asked • 05/23/20

Could you please explain meaning of this quote ?

“The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed.” –Charles Darwin, the founder of evolutionary biology, as cited in his book Descent of Man.

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Libby M.

This is more of an academic comment, but what I still think is important to point out, is the logical fallacy behind the quote, his Appeal to Authority. Just because the most brilliant minds believe God to exist does not factually prove his existence. Many would call the debate over God an "unanswerable" as there probably never be a way to prove or disprove the existence of a deity. But the quote is still an Appeal to Authority.
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05/26/20

Alex S.

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Wonderful clarification -- this is true!
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05/26/20

RICHARD N. answered • 05/23/20

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