…or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
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On 28 September 1838, Charles Darwin made some notes inspired by the writings of Rev. Thomas Malthus, and a famous simile was born.
To mark the 300th anniversary of his birth, a brief account of Rev. Gilbert White’s influence on Charles Darwin.
160 years after Darwin ‘stirred up the mud’, the ‘controversy’ over evolution by means of natural selection was settled long ago, as far as the scientific community is concerned.