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Letter 8199

Darwin, C. R. to Dohrn, F. A.

3 Feb 1872

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    Thanks AD for his article in Das Ausland ["Englische Kritiker und Anti-Kritiker über den Darwinismus", 49 (1871): 1153–7].

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    Mivart's book [Genesis of species], which misinterprets CD's views, has produced a great effect in England.

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    He has answered the point about incipient structures being useless in new [6th] edition of Origin.

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    His Descent has had immense circulation, but has met with approval of hardly any naturalists. He supposes it was a mistake to publish it, but it will pave way for a better work.

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