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Why was the Enlightenment important int the theory of evolution?

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01/01/2012

Because the age of reason and the enlightenment allowed men and women to question the received wisdom from, usually, the churches and ask questions about the natural world that did not have magical, but natural explanations. So, when Darwin proposed his answer to the species problem many scientists were prepared to receive this natural explanation devoid of religious claptrap.