Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Year of Darwin 9/4/2014: How to give Darwin's species theory a voice

 Charles Darwin

"If I publish anything it must be a very thin & little volume, giving a sketch of my views & difficulties; but it is really dreadfully unphilosophical to give a resume, without exact references, of an unpublished work. But Lyell seems to think I might do this..."  Charles Darwin,letter to J.D. Hooker, May 1856

Darwin didn't want to publish in a journal for fear that "they might be abused." Really? And note that he says "If I publish anything." Really?  Such tip-toeing and why? 

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