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To Daniel Mackintosh   28 February 1882


Comments on James Geikie’s ["Intercrossing of erratics", Scottish Naturalist 6 (1882): 193–200, 241–54]. Believes JG underrates importance of floating ice in explaining drift deposits.

Comments on origin of life and natural theology.

Recommends William Graham’s The creed of science [1881].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Mackintosh
Date:  28 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 146: 335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13711

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From Daniel Mackintosh   25 February 1882


Asks for CD’s opinion on certain theistic ideas. If spontaneous generation from inorganic material is denied, then life must be derived from some eternal being.

Author:  Daniel Mackintosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 171: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13708

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  • … you have received a pamphlet from Dr.  James Geikie in answer to my paper on Boulders. He …
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