Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dear Darwin, "Our bad." Love, The Church of England

The Church of England apologized to Charles Darwin for attacking the whole "man evolved from apes" thing 200 years after the fact.
"Charles Darwin, 200 years from your birth in 1809, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still."
Though Darwin's great-great grandson dismissed the apology as too little too late, I think it's kind of sweet in a way, especially when you consider that the COE refers to head bishops as "primates."

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