skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
"Nature" in search-correspondent disabled_by_default
1873 in date disabled_by_default
Darwin, G. H. in author disabled_by_default
Nature in addressee disabled_by_default
1 Item
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

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

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.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  4 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 16 October 1873, p. 505
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9087
Document type
letter (1)
Author
Darwin, G. H.disabled_by_default
Addressee
Correspondent