I am on Chapter 4 of Darwin's Origin of Species.
Dood is verbose to say the least. I can tell he has a great passion for the subject, and he certainly has done tons and tons of research, but I think he is being a bit too mathematical about life and nature. At least that is my impression of the work so far.
Also, I was surprised to read that he said that God created every living thing. If you ask Christians who have never read anything on him, you would think he was the boogeyman or something. It is so important to get your own facts, rather than rely on sweeping generalizations from some other source.
And I plow on.