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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol 1

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published February 5th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published February 5th 1871)
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Bart
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darwin gives an overview of the many pieces of evidence that to show that man is an animal.
When reading one must not forget that this book, as well as the author are products of their time. The information and conclusions given will be offensive and shocking to many. For instance the believe that 'western' people are more advanced than 'savages', which is supported by now disproven facts, such as frenological studies etc. Also the theory of heredity 'panspermia' that Darwin proposes is rather b
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This is one of the classic works by Darwin, harder to read than the Origin of Species. The language used is dense, dry and typically Victorian.
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Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selec ...more
“In regard to the amount of difference between the races, we must make some allowance for our nice powers of discrimination gained by a long habit of observing ourselves.” 4 likes
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