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DCP-LETT-9871

From Chauncey Wright   24 February 1875

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Summary

Speculates on the function of eyebrows and of hair and the furrows of the forehead. Considers many features and faculties to serve, or to have served, more than one function, either simultaneously or successively. Determining the one function through which natural selection has acted in developing it is unrealistic and not worth while.

Summary

Speculates on the function of eyebrows and of hair and the furrows of the forehead. Considers many features and faculties to serve, or to have served, more than one function, either simultaneously or successively. Determining the one function through which natural selection has acted in developing it is unrealistic and not worth while.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9871
From
Wright, Chauncey
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Cambridge Mass.
Source of text
DAR 181: 173 fos. 1–5
Physical description
11pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9871,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9871

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