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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. T. Sherlock   9 April 1878

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Summary

Encloses some notes on Descent [2d ed.]. Discusses CD’s contention [p. 130] that natural selection could not act to increase altruistic behaviour in man; considers that the benefits conferred upon a person exhibiting such virtues would outweigh the threat to survival that such behaviour would pose.

Summary

Encloses some notes on Descent [2d ed.]. Discusses CD’s contention [p. 130] that natural selection could not act to increase altruistic behaviour in man; considers that the benefits conferred upon a person exhibiting such virtues would outweigh the threat to survival that such behaviour would pose.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11467
From
Thomas Travers Sherlock
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Islington
Source of text
DAR 177: 157
Physical description
2pp, encl 4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11467,” accessed on 20 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11467.xml

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