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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles Darwin published THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
by Deborah Heiligman