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@Comment 9,

Since this is a classic, here are Darwin's words in a letter to Asa Grey :

I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.[

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 08:15:41 UTC | #914763