Essay - Criticisms on 'The Origin of Species'
In the course of the present year several foreign commentaries upon Mr. Darwin&#146;s great work have made their appearance. Those who have perused that remarkable chapter of the &#145;Antiquity of Man,&#146; in which Sir Charles Lyell draws a parallel between the development of species and that of languages, will be glad to hear that one of the most eminent philologers of Germany, Professor Schleicher, has, independently, published a most instructive and philosophical pamphlet (an excellent notice of which is to be found in the &#145;Reader&#146;, for February 27th of this year) supporting similar views with all the weight of his special knowledge and established authority as a linguist. Professor Haeckel, to whom Schleicher addresses himself, previously took occasion, in his splendid monograph on the &#145;Radiolaria&#146;<a name="BN2" /><a href="#FN2"><sup>2</sup></a>, to express his high appreciation of, and general concordance with, Mr. Darwin&#146;s views.show more
- Electronic book text
- 12 Dec 2002
- Pdm Classics
- United States