Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: Darwin's Last Moment

When Charles Darwin died, an evangelist known as Lady Hope claimed to have visited Darwin on his sick-bed who then converted to Christianity. When the story became known, the Darwin family denied any of it to be true, and Charles' son Leonard described it as "purely fictitious". His last moments were actually spent speaking to his wife Emma. 

"I am not the least afraid of death – Remember what a good wife you have been to me – Tell all my children to remember how good they have been to me"

14 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!

Margaret D said...

Some people will say anything..

Emmylou said...

LOLZ...people are crazy, I tellz yah.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

People say anything they want, but it doesn't make it true.

Pat Hatt said...

Religious nut? Or just trying to get her name in the paper

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Some people will say anything

Christine said...

it figures

stephen Hayes said...

Creationalists are always poking at Darwin. The truth: science and religion are not at odds. Science can't disprove the existence of God any more than religion can displace the importance of science.

Fundy Blue said...

Fascinating, Adam! The deathbed conversion to Christianity rumor was certainly an attempt to undercut his discoveries and theories which threatened the power structure of the established church.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

This has got to be false. Imagine converting but your family still draws royalties off of your theories. No way.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, poor old Darwin.

bj said...

Poor Darwin...I don't, for even a split second, believe his theory.

Cloudia said...

Sad what liars will say



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Kay said...

Those are beautiful last words.