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What was the influence of Darwinism on English literature during the 19th century? What was the influence of Darwinism on English literature during the 19th century?

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I think that one of the most profound examples of Darwinian thought impacting artistic and political reality was in how the role of human beings were reconfigured.  On one hand, those who believed in the divine having a role in human creation were dealt a stunning blow by Darwin's scientific theory of evolution.  Similar to Copernicus and Galileo who used science to present a rationalist view that denied human exceptionalism, Darwin was able to confirm to secularists that their beliefs were...

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