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From Charles Pritchard   8 October 1866

Summary

Sends sermon he preached at the BAAS Nottingham meeting ["The continuity of the schemes of nature and revelation" (1866)], in which he disagrees with CD on the gradual genesis of the human eye by natural selection.

Author:  Charles Pritchard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1866
Classmark:  DAR 174: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5234

To Charles Pritchard   12 October [1866]

Summary

Responds to CP’s sermon. Corrects CP’s confusion of what CD said about eyes of the Articulata with human eye,

and questions applicability of CP’s mathematical arguments about length of geological time needed for evolution.

Agrees he was foolish about the Wealden, now struck from later editions [Origin, pp. 285–7].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Pritchard
Date:  12 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  A. Pritchard comp. 1897, p. 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5240
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