LIANE HANSEN, Host:
Diane Roberts offers this essay on why Charles Darwin's ideas generate such strong resistance.
DIANE ROBERTS: But does accepting our place in the animal kingdom make us any less miraculous? The human brain evolved to remember the past. We can imagine the future. We can make worlds with our heads and our hands. We can delight in the stars of the night sky and know that we are made of the same stuff as they are. We are part of nature. We lose nothing by admitting it.
HANSEN: Essayist Diane Roberts lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.