News | Published:

Prof. Huxley's Lectures on the Evidence As to the Origin of Existing Vertebrate Animals2

Nature volume 13, pages 388389 | Download Citation




TWENTY years ago the arguments as to the causes of the phenomena of organic nature, brought forward in support of the then recently advanced views of Mr. Darwin, were largely speculative; all one could hope to show was that ne valid objections could be urged against the theory of evolution. But since that time “many have run to and fro and knowledge has been increased "; the question has come out of the region of speculation into that of proof; every day increases our familiarity with the phenomena of life on the globe in antecedent ages, and so gives us the only valid evidence obtainable as to the evolution of living things.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing