Louis Agassiz - A Contemporary of Darwin Who Denounced The Theory Of Evolution
Charles Darwin and Louis Agassiz were contemporaries and were mirror images of each other. While Charles Darwin had admiration for Louis Agassiz, the reverse was not true.
Charles Darwin, in a meeting with the poet Henry W. Longfellow, said: “What set of men you have in Cambridge! Why, there is Agassiz – he counts for three.”
Darwin should know – for it was the great work done by Agassiz in entomology that Darwin used in his formulation of his Origin of Species!!
However, while Darwin respected Agassiz, Agassiz did not respect the claims of Darwin!!!
Agassiz could see the intelligence of God in nature even long, long before the discovery of DNA!!!
Louis Agassiz, after his death, was one of the great people who appeared to Elder Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple (Utah). Wilford Woodruff would later become President of the LDS church/Mormon Church in 1889. At the time Wilford Woodruff was one of the apostles of the LDS church and was the President of the St. George temple.
Louis Agassiz was one of many noble spirts who appeared to Wilfor Woodruff and demanded their temple work be done. In fact, they were very upset their temple work had not already been done!!
President Wilford Woodruff, in 1877 and again in 1898, talked about this experience. In 1898, President Woodruff said of the founders collectively, and of Washington specifically:
Ezra Taft Benson said: "The temple work for the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence and other founding fathers has been done. All these appeared to Wilford Woodruff when he was president of the St. George Temple. President George Washington was ordained a high priest at that time. You will also be interested to know that, according to Wilford Woodruff’s journal, John Wesley, Benjamin Franklin, and Christopher Columbus were also ordained high priests—by proxy, of course—at that time."
Louis Agassiz, and others, were not mentioned by Ezra Taft Benson, but he was one of the others who appeared in the temple!!
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