Mountstuart E. Grant Duff (1829-1906) – Scottish Politician and Author:
26 March 1881: Bywater quoted a passage from a sermon of Burgon’s against Darwin: “If they leave me my ancestors in Paradise, I am content to leave them theirs in the zoological Gardens!”
What a wonderful sermon that must have been! Oh, the days when dissing one’s ancestors was the norm!
Moncure D. Conway (1832-1907) – American Clergyman:
Amid the universal homage to Darwin one adverse sentiment is widely noted and rebuked. L’Univers, the Roman Catholic organ in Paris, said, “When hypothesis tends to nothing less than the destruction of faith, the shutting out of God from the heart of man, and the diffusion of the filthy leprosy of Materialism, the savant who invents and propagates them is either a criminal or a fool. Voila ce que nous avons a dire du Darwin des singes.
Google Translate tells me this means This is what we have to say Darwin’s apes.