Tennyson's In Memoriam

              Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), a Victorian poet, completed his In Memoriam in 1849 where he wrestled with the contradictions between the idea of a providential god and the bleak evolutionary and materialistic science of the day after the death of his best friend. The poem is divided into 133 cantos. He was son to … Continue reading Tennyson's In Memoriam

Darwin and the Descent of Man

Darwin and The Descent of Man Charles Darwin (1809-1882) went to the University of Edinburgh and Cambridge like his grandfather Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802). Erasmus became a good enough physician to tend to George III, and his most important scientific work was Zoonomia which explains pathology and hinted at the idea of evolution. While Charles Darwin … Continue reading Darwin and the Descent of Man