- He was a devout Christian.
- He found it amazing and awe-inspiring that God chose to create the world through the process of evolution.
- He did not “believe” in evolution a priori. He became convinced of evolution through true scientific process of induction, of inference through observation. It’s not like he was “indoctrinated” in “scientific dogma” in grade school.
- He did believe in God a priori. He wasn’t out to get religion.
- His theory was formulated in terms of so-called “macroevolution,” and was founded on evidence of same. So-called “microevolution” was observed later. (Both so-called because the distinction is artificial: it’s a way for Creationists to refuse evolution without also giving up their vaccines. This makes them Cafeteria Scientists as well as Cafeteria Christians!)