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DCP-LETT-9087

From G. H. Darwin to Nature   4 October [1873]1

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Summary

Sends, with CD’s approval, a clarification of CD’s explanation of how useless organs might diminish [see 9061]. Using Quetelet’s law of normal distribution GHD shows how horns of cattle, having become useless, would gradually diminish and finally disappear.

Summary

Sends, with CD’s approval, a clarification of CD’s explanation of how useless organs might diminish [see 9061]. Using Quetelet’s law of normal distribution GHD shows how horns of cattle, having become useless, would gradually diminish and finally disappear.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9087
From
Darwin, G. H.
To
Nature
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Nature, 16 October 1873, p. 505

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9087,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9087

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