I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.
Natural selection, it seems, often smiles on strumpets. Sorry boys.
Natural selection has designed all parts of our bodies to last just long enough to see our children into independence, no more.
Natural selection will not necessarily lead to absolute perfection; nor, as far as we can judge by our limited faculties, can absolute perfection be everywhere predicated.
If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case.
Natural selection is not only a parsimonious, plausible and elegant solution; it is the only workable alternative to chance that has ever been suggested.
Through natural selection our brains evolved the ability to exploit learning and culture to drive our mental phase transitions. We might as well call ourselves Homo plasticus.