Letter: In Brief

Sir: I'm sure Charles Arthur is right in his review of The Darwin Wars ("So why does religion exist?", 11 March) that "most biologists simply dismiss religion". However, it is of some interest to simpletons like myself who remain in paralysed awe at the human genius for science, religion and creativity that the big daddy of them all, Charles Darwin, wrote of "the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity".


London SW6