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DCP-LETT-8199

To Anton Dohrn   3 February 1872

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Summary

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

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

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

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.

Summary

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

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

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

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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8199
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Dohrn, F. A.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Ana 525. Ba 699)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8199,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8199

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