"I am ready to commit suicide"
- Charles Darwin 1875
Because spiritually inclined people like myself are too frequently vilified as mentally ill, stupid, deluded I am happy to retort with this piece on
the father of Evolution Theory and one of the fathers of modern materialism ("science") and atheism.
In spiritual culture good works can only come from someone of healthy mind, body and spirit. In atheist culture there is the cliche that good works
can also come from people who are psychotic and deranged or that "geniuses are mostly crazy".
Today I was reading a book by Bill Bryson which contained a humorous passage about Charles Darwin, namely that he had become so lethargic, depressed
and disspirited that he kept electrocuting himself in the mistaken belief it would heighten his mood.
Pondering this it suddenly struck me how spiritually inept someone has to be to think he can electrocute himself out of depression! What the hell must
have he been thinking?
Rejecting psycho-spiritual roots and causes for a purely materialistic view can lead to difficulties in coping with life and emotions. Why? Because
civilizations main source of life-advice was, until last century, found in religious works and because a life without meaning and value can become
Looking him up in the Internet I learned that, in his own words his time studying Theology were the happiest times of his life
and that he
nevertheless considered Theology a waste of time
. (Source: Nora Barlow: The Autobiography of Charles Darwin)
So there you have all the proof you need: That which made him happy was considered "a waste of time" in his very own words and yet all the
"experts" say its a "big mystery
" why Darwin was so unhappy and sick most of the time. But its no mystery at all.
From Darwins early life it is known that he found Literature, Languages, Lectures and Art dull and instead preferred Taxidermy, the art of displaying
But it gets worse...
For over forty years Darwin suffered intermittently from various combinations of symptoms such as: malaise, vertigo, dizziness, muscle spasms and
tremors, vomiting, cramps and colics, bloating and nocturnal intestinal gas, headaches, alterations of vision, severe tiredness, nervous exhaustion,
dyspnea, skin problems such as blisters all over the scalp and eczema, crying, anxiety, sensation of impending death and loss of consciousness,
fainting, tachycardia, insomnia, tinnitus, and depression.
severely debilitated for long periods of time, incapable of normal life and intellectual production, staying in bed most of the time for months.
Charles Darwin wrote, "Constant attacks...makes life an intolerable bother and stops all
Darwinian scholar Michael Ruse even concluded that "Darwin himself was an invalid from the age of 30" (2003, p. 1523)
George Pickering, in an extensive study of Darwin's illness, concluded that in his early thirties, Darwin became an "invalid recluse" (1974, p.
34). UCLA School of Medicine Professor Dr. Robert Pasnau (1990, p. 123) noted that Darwin also "remained ill almost continually" for the entire five
years that he was on his HMS Beagle trip.
Darwin suffered from several serious and incapacitating psychiatric disorders, including agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is characterized by fear of
panic attacks (or actual panic attacks) when not in a psychologically safe environment, such as at home. Darwin, as is common among agoraphobiacs,
also developed many additional phobias—being in crowds, being alone, or leaving home unless accompanied by his wife (Kaplan and Sadock, 1990, pp.
Agoraphobia is also frequently associated with depersonalization, a malady that Darwin also suffered (Barloon and Noyes, 1997, p. 138). A study of
Darwin's mental condition by Barloon and Noyes concluded that Darwin suffered from anxiety disorders that so severely impaired his functioning that
it limited his ability to leave his home, even just to meet with colleagues or other friends.
Darwin's behavior also indicates that he suffered from a mental disorder. Although devoted to his wife and daughters, he "treated them as
children" even after his daughters were fully grown (Picover, 1998, p.
In this abysmal state the guy tells you about the supposed "origin of species" and that we are the result of a chain of coincidences arising from
Nevermind Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Native American Spirituality and countless other sources who ALL teach of an
invisible life force or an intelligent and creative energy
as the source of all.
Lets instead take a mentally ill persons word for it that humans came about as a matter of coincidence and that a humans Consciousness does not .