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What Darwin Really Said

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What Darwin Really Said by Benjamin Farrington
Apr 02, 1996 | 144 Pages
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    Apr 02, 1996 | 144 Pages

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“Tremendous—probably the best brief book on the subject. Farrington manages to capture the essence and the excitement of Darwin and his discoveries.”
“An excellent blend of biography, science, history, and philosophy . . . The impact that Darwin’s work had on his world and still has on ours is carefully yet simply described.”
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Table Of Contents

In Praise of Charles Darwin: Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould, xi

1. Introduction, 3
2. Youth, 7
3. Cambridge: Conflicting Influences, 11
4. The Voyage of the “Beagle”, 17
5. The Scientist Comes Home, 33
6. The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection
7. The Descent of Man, 49
8. Darwin and His Predecessors, 59
9. The Rise of Genetics, 63
10. The Uniqueness of Man,  71
11. Evolution at the Psycho-Social Stage, 75
12. Darwin and the Poets, 83
13. Darwin and Christianity, 89
14. Darwin’s Place in the History of Thought, 97

Bibliography, 113
Index, 115

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