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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. T. Moggridge   1 February 1873

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Summary

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

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

Miss Forster gives him news of CD.

Summary

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

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

Miss Forster gives him news of CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8756
From
John Traherne Moggridge
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Mentone
Source of text
DAR 171: 217
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8756,” accessed on 24 August 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8756

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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