<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Blog - James Le Fanu (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Blog</h2><h3>James Le Fanu</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 07/08/2018 13:50:53)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ol type="1"><li>My interest in James Le Fanu was piqued by <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17030.htm">Le Fanu (James) - The Queen of Beasts</A>", which seemed to show an intemperate mysterianism. </li><li>For James Le Fanu himself, see <a name="W96W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.jameslefanu.com/" TARGET = "_top">James Le Fanu's Website</A> and <a name="W6832W"></a><A HREF = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Le_Fanu" TARGET = "_top">Wikipedia: James Le Fanu</A>. He originally hails from Ampleforth and is presumably, like the <I>Thomas Moore Institute</I>, at which the talk below was given, a Roman Catholic. </li><li>The talk, <BR>&rarr; <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17031.htm">Le Fanu (James) - Doubts About Darwin</A>", <BR>and book, <BR>&rarr; <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4276.htm">Le Fanu (James) - Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves</A>" <BR>are complaints that Darwinism is too facile a  solution for completely explaining the full complexity of the biological world, though it s not clear with what it should be supplemented.</li><li>See <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17116.htm">Alexander (Denis) - Review of 'Why Us?' by James Le Fanu</A>" for a critique of the book by a more scientifically-minded Christian. </li><li>After I ve read his book - for which the talk is a plug - I will extract my footnotes appended to <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17031.htm">Le Fanu (James) - Doubts About Darwin</A>" into an updated version of this Note. </li><li>Currently, the full text of the talk, with my footnotes, appears in the Note <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_12/Notes_1272.htm">Le Fanu - Doubts About Darwin</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li></ol></P> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Versions:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_973_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0, and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_973_1_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 1 (with reading list).</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Previous Version of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">27/06/2011 18:57:36</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">584</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_973_40721790.htm">James Le Fanu</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">07/08/2018 13:50:53</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">973 (James Le Fanu)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_2/Notes_268.htm">Theo Todman's Blog</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1272.htm"><span title="High Quality">Le Fanu - Doubts About Darwin</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_2/Notes_268.htm#6"><span title="High Quality">Theo Todman's Blog</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <br><hr><br><CENTER> <h3>Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft"><B><B>Author</B></B></TD> <TD WIDTH="45%" class = "BridgeLeft"><B><B>Title</B></B></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeLeft"><B><B>Medium</B></B></TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft"><B>Extra Links</B></TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter"><B><B>Read?</B></B></TD> <TR> <TD WIDTH="25%" class = "BridgeLeft">Le Fanu (James)</TD> <TD WIDTH="45%" class = "BridgeLeft">Doubts About Darwin</TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF="../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17031.htm#5">Paper</A> <img src="../../accept.png"alt="High Quality Abstract" Title="High Quality"></TD> <TD WIDTH="15%" class = "BridgeLeft">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="5%" class = "BridgeCenter">Yes</TD> </TR> </TABLE></center> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><br><hr><br><h3 class = "Left">Text Colour Conventions</h3><OL TYPE="1"><li><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; 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