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Letter 8756

Moggridge, J. T. to Darwin, C. R.

1 Feb 1873

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    He does not accept Wallace's definition of instinct because it excludes "inherited experience", i.e., "knowledge acquired by and transmitted through ancestors".

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    House-flies do not seem to have an instinctive fear of trap-door spiders.

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    Miss Forster gives him news of CD.


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