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Darwin’s farewell to God: the scientist's biographer on why he concealed the loss of his faith

30 August 2017 | by A.N. Wilson

Faith and science

 

In September 2015, at Bonhams auction house in New York, a short note, written by Charles Darwin to a complete stranger, was put up for sale. It was expected to fetch between $70,000 and $90,000. In the event it sold for $197,000. That works out at over $4,800 per word, scribbled by an old man on a piece of paper on 24 November 1880. 





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