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Darwin suffered from psychoneurosis (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Darwin suffered from psychoneurosis (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CA131:

Charles Darwin became chronically ill shortly after returning from his voyage on the Beagle, making him an invalid for much of his life. His symptoms -- depression, vomiting, palpitations, etc. -- match no organic illness and appear to be psychogenic (originating in his mind). The cause of this illness could be anxiety that his theory was wrong or guilt from rejecting God. ‘’Source:’’

CreationWiki response:

As worded this claim does not accurately represent the content of either article. While they are about Darwin’s physical and mental health, the purpose is mainly to provide some little known information on his life but they do not imply that his illness is a problem for Evolution.