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Is Darwinism Dead?


    REFERRING to the correspondence in NATURE of Feb. 19, p. 277, Mr. H. Belloc writes to say that his statement regarding the impossibility of birds having been evolved from a reptilian form was based on Prof. L. Vialleton's “Membres et Ceintures des Verté brés Tétrapodes” (1924), not, as Sir Arthur Keith had supposed, on that author's “Éléments de Morphologie des Vertébrés ” (1911). The mistake seems to us to be immaterial to the question at issue—namely, “Is Darwinism Dead?”—and we suggest that it would not have occurred if Mr. Belloc had followed the usual practice of giving references to his authorities.

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