The Evolution Debate, 1813-1870: On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species caused an uproar when it was first published in 1859. Darwin's theory was that species had evolved from simpler organisms by natural selection acting upon the variability of populations. This view was directly opposed to the doctrine of special creation by God and angered the Church and Victorian public opinion. This volume is a facsimile of one of the original copies sent to the eminent geologist Leonard Horner. The volume also includes sample pages from Darwin's original handwritten manuscript; the exclusive property of the Natural History Museum.
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Chapter I Variation Under Domestication
Chapter II Variation Under Nature
Chapter III Struccle For Existence
Chapter IV Nature Selection
Chapter V Laws of Variation
Chapter VI Difficulties On Theory
Chapter VII Instinct
Chapter IX On The Imperfection Of The Geological Record
Chapter X On The Geological Succession Of Organic Beings ...
Chapter XI Geographical Distribution
Chapter XII Geographical Distribution Cont
Morphology Embryology Rudimentary Organs
Chapter XIV Recapitulation And Conclusion
Chapter VIII Hybridism
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