The Theory of Evolution since Darwin1


NO event in the intellectual world has had such a profound influence on the mental outlook of mankind in general as the publication of the “Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin in 1859. A distorted version of the theory embodied in it figured largely in the propaganda that led to the Russian revolution. Nothing could be more interesting to the student of the history of thought than to analyse the ideas and assumptions involved in this theory and to trace their fate in the subsequent course of scientific criticism.

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MACBRIDE, E. The Theory of Evolution since Darwin1. Nature 115, 52–55 (1925) doi:10.1038/115052a0

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