Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at a time when evolutionary theory is facing challenges from those who believe in intelligent design, award-winning writer and Anglican bishop Tom Frame explores Darwin's life and times, and asks whether it is possible for us to believe in God and Darwin at the same time. Drawing on years of exhaustive inquiry and a unique point of view, Evolution in the Antipodes is a fascinating and thoughtful account of Charles Darwin's significant and enduring influence on Australian life.
Tom Frame is the director of St. Mark's National Theological Centre and a regular media commentator on naval, religious, and ethical affairs. He served as Anglican bishop to the Australian Defence Force from 2001 to 2007. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including "Children on Demand: The Ethics of Defying Nature" and "HMAS Sydney."