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To a certain extent it suffers from the Hamlet problem--it's full of clichés! Or what are now clichés, but which Darwin was the first to pen. Natural selection, variation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest: it's all in here.
Darwin's friend and "bulldog" T. H. Huxley said upon reading the Origin, "How extremely stupid of me not to have thought of that." Alfred Russel Wallace had thought of the same theory of evolution Darwin did, but it was Darwin who gathered the mass of supporting evidence--on domestic animals and plants, on variability, on sexual selection, on dispersal--that swept most scientists before it. It's hardly necessary to mention that the book is still controversial: Darwin's remark in his conclusion that "Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history" is surely the pinnacle of British understatement. --Mary Ellen Curtin, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm a combined zoologist/HCPC registered physiotherapist. I use this book as a concept of humanity for my own Physiotherapy Work- grateful thanks to Charles Darwin for his great... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gotchagorn Mustow
Should be compulsory reading for every bible thumping creationist!!!Published 2 months ago by Chris Hirst
Its good to have this book. I would love to talk to Darwin, he was obviously very disillusioned with religion and the world 😖Published 3 months ago by R. Sawyer
Very good introduction or preface to the book which of course is of great interest to most people.Published 4 months ago by JK-Saltdean