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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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
I think this book is an amazing start to the study of our exsistance and what had been and what is to come.Published 6 days ago by Tbrink
Charles Darwin was a highly aberrant ape, a product of a blind process which didn't have him in mind. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ashtar Command
Cover is different, but very authentic and old. I like it, just false advertisingPublished 29 days ago by Nathan Z