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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.
Very informative. Makes a great gift, especially for friends that don't understand natural selection.Published 1 month ago by L. S. Losli
The man who figured it all out and made a monkey out of creationists, in his own words.Published 1 month ago by Linda Umstead
I cannot give it zero stars, so I have to select one star. A poorly written pseudo-scientific tome, lacking hard science.Published 1 month ago by Richard R. Stiles
Darwin explains evolution in a pragmatic manner which overides the mythology of creationismPublished 1 month ago by Paul W. Fournier