Monkeys into Men and Men into Monkeys: Chance and Contingency in the Evolution of Man, Mind and Morals in Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies

@article{Hale2013MonkeysIM,
  title={Monkeys into Men and Men into Monkeys: Chance and 
Contingency in the Evolution of Man, Mind and Morals 
in Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies},
  author={P. J. Hale},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={46},
  pages={551-597}
}
  • P. J. Hale
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
  • The nineteenth century theologian, author and poet Charles Kingsley was a notable populariser of Darwinian evolution. He championed Darwin’s cause and that of honesty in science for more than a decade from 1859 to 1871. Kingsley’s interpretation of evolution shaped his theology, his politics and his views on race. The relationship between men and apes set the context for Kingsley’s consideration of these issues. Having defended Darwin for a decade in 1871 Kingsley was dismayed to read Darwin’s… CONTINUE READING
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