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Darwin Correspondence Project

To F. M. Balfour   4 September 1880

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Summary

Praises FMB’s BAAS address [on embryology, Rep. BAAS 50 (1880): 636–44]. Recent progress of embryology splendid.

In work on plants, astonished at sensitivity of radicle and its power to transmit stimuli to adjoining part; such general sensitivity should be considered in genesis of nervous system.

Feels "malicious" pleasure at FMB’s criticism of Herbert Spencer.

Summary

Praises FMB’s BAAS address [on embryology, Rep. BAAS 50 (1880): 636–44]. Recent progress of embryology splendid.

In work on plants, astonished at sensitivity of radicle and its power to transmit stimuli to adjoining part; such general sensitivity should be considered in genesis of nervous system.

Feels "malicious" pleasure at FMB’s criticism of Herbert Spencer.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12706
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francis Maitland Balfour
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/2)
Physical description
4pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12706,” accessed on 25 April 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12706

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