Darwin and the popularization of evolution.

@article{Lightman2010DarwinAT,
  title={Darwin and the popularization of evolution.},
  author={Bernard Lightman},
  journal={Notes and records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={5-24}
}
  • Bernard Lightman
  • Published 2010 in Notes and records of the Royal Society of London
Evolution was popularized from 1860 to 1900 in the USA and Britain in a wide variety of media. Here I investigate traditional texts associated with the intellectual elite, including philosophical or scientific monographs, sermons, and published lectures. Evolution was rarely popularized in ways that reflected Darwin's major contribution to biology, his theory of natural selection. This meant that the reading audience more often encountered an alternative to Darwin's naturalistic, non… CONTINUE READING
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