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To mark Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday, some thoughts on his 1871 classic, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, an unlikely anecdote about a snail, plus all the usual book reviews and links to Darwin-related news stories.
Our fifth newsletter marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin setting sail aboard HMS Beagle.
Thomas Henry Huxley on Neanderthal Man.