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Evolution and Human Origins

Nature volume 135, page 271 (16 February 1935) | Download Citation



MY attention has been directed to the leading article in the issue of NATURE of January 26 in which criticisms are made on an address by me to the Victoria Institute recently. I have no desire to enter into further written controversy on the subject just at present, and you might probably be unable in any case to afford space for it in the pages of NATURE. If, however, no notice were taken of the objections urged, it might be considered that silence gave consent or that no answer is possible. I beg therefore by your courtesy to say that when, as seems probable, a new edition of the address is published, careful consideration will be given to the arguments in your leading article and such counter-arguments or replies presented as are necessary or possible. This will probably be a more convenient way of dealing with them than extending the controversy at the present time in the pages of your valued periodical.

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  1. Sidmouth, South Devon. Feb. 3.



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