That said, it occurred to me that Charles Darwin voiced a deeper doubt, of relevance to all of Meyer’s critics. In a letter to William Graham on July 3, 1881, Darwin wrote:

Nevertheless you have expressed my inward conviction, though far more vividly and clearly than I could have done, that the Universe is not the result of chance. But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?

Or as Indiana Jones would say, “Umm…, chilled monkey brain.”