Letter: Evolution versus religion: even Darwin had his doubts

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The Independent Online
RICHARD DAWKINS states 'we can explain how we came to be'. He knows perfectly well that we cannot explain how we came to be. The arrogance of the statement is breathtaking. He may believe, with good reason, that evolution operates at the level of the gene rather than the individual and that animals (and presumably man) are nothing more than machines for preserving their DNA. But total belief in that mysterious and incomprehensible process demands far more faith than religion ever asks.

Patrick Golding

Truro, Cornwall