Charles Darwin's debt to malthus and Edward Blyth

@article{Schwartz1974CharlesDD,
  title={Charles Darwin's debt to malthus and Edward Blyth},
  author={J. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1974},
  volume={7},
  pages={301-318}
}
  • J. Schwartz
  • Published 1974
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ConclusionIt is not justifiable to accuse Darwin of conscious or unconscious plagiarism. This charge is contrary to the historical evidence and to the extensive information that we have about his character. When Darwin listed the writers on the origin of species by natural selection before himself, he did not mention Blyth, and this omission did not disturb the cordial relations between Darwin and Blyth. Blyth continued to supply Darwin with information which Darwin used in his later… Expand
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