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Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford Debate

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Tell me, sir, is it on your grandmother's or your grandfather's side that you are descended from an ape?

In June of 1860, some of Britain's most influential scientific and religious authorities gathered in Oxford to hear a heated debate on the merits of Charles Darwin's recently published Origin of Species. The Bishop of Oxford, "Soapy" Samuel Wilberforce, clashed swords

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Published October 3rd 2009 by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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