The origin of species: by means of natural selection or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life; and, The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex

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Modern Library, 1977 - Science - 1000 pages
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Review: The Origin of Species/The Descent of Man (Modern Library)

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I am coming to realize why "Origin" has been so controversial. Darwin's research implies that the life (all kinds) that survives does so because it is superior overall to competitors. One could say ... Read full review

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Read only the conclusion of "The descent of man" for my MOOC: ....."It must not be supposed that the divergence of each race from the other races, and of all from a common stock, can be traced back to ... Read full review


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Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

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