Vegetarian, California, Philosophy and biology major~looking for answers,19.
Darwin was about to become a minister of the Church of England when the opportunity to sail on the H.M.S. Beagle presented itself. His religious ideas, as he himself described them, were at the time highly conventional. He found every one of the Anglican Articles of Faith entirely believable.
Through his interrogation of Nature - through science - it slowly dawned on him that at least some of his religion was false. That’s why he changed his religious views.
Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)