Monday, July 28, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 7/28/2014 Natural selection arrives with a whimper

 Charles Darwin

"our joint productions excited very little attention, and the only published notice of them which I can remember was by Professor Haughton of Dublin, whose verdict was that all that was new in them was false, and what was true was old" Charles Darwin, Autobiography

Darwin was thinking and writing about natural selection before Alfred Wallace but Alfred Wallace had pulled the trigger to publish first by send Darwin a manuscript. Darwin and his crew were worried about him being scooped so they presented their work together so it could be called a tie. 

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