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Excursions of an Evolutionist

Nature volume 29, page 500 | Download Citation



MR. FISKE is certainly one of the most successful of the writers who hare undertaken the task of popularising the many new ideas which have been originated by the theory of evolution. He has not himself added anything of any importance to these ideas; but, having accepted them with enthusiasm, he represents them to the public with so much force and clearness, as well as grace of literary style, that while reading his pages we feel how the function of a really good expositor is scarcely of less value in the world than that of an originator. The applicability of these remarks to his earlier works will, we think, be generally recognised by the readers of this journal; and, if so, they are certainly no less applicable to the series of essays which we have now to consider.

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