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darwin: hooker, line, and sink or swim

…Darwin’s own account suggests that in part he owed the inspiration for his theory to reading T.R. Malthus’s Essay on Population which was written in 1798, though the dates in Darwin’s journal throw some doubt on this. Malthus’s essay purports … Continue reading

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darwin: pinning the tail on the honkey

…It was the unscientific character of early evolutionary theory that made scientists like Lyell and Huxley, and Darwin himself, skeptical. All the same, their predecessors made some telling points. There were the improvements made in some domesticated animals and plant … Continue reading

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