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Darwin and Modern Science (1909)

ESSAYS IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF CHARLES DARWIN AND OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF "THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES"

Edited by A. C. Seward

Table of Contents

       PREFACE

    I. INTRODUCTORY LETTER TO THE EDITOR from SIR JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER, O.M.

    II. DARWIN'S PREDECESSORS:
    J. ARTHUR THOMSON, Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen.

    III. THE SELECTION THEORY:
    AUGUST WEISMANN, Professor of Zoology in the University of Freiburg (Baden).

    IV. VARIATION:
    HUGO DE VRIES, Professor of Botany in the University of Amsterdam.

    V. HEREDITY AND VARIATION IN MODERN LIGHTS:
    W. BATESON, Professor of Biology in the University of Cambridge.

    VI. THE MINUTE STRUCTURE OF CELLS IN RELATION TO HEREDITY:
    EDUARD STRASBURGER, Professor of Botany in the University of Bonn.

    VII. "THE DESCENT OF MAN":
    G. SCHWALBE, Professor of Anatomy in the University of Strassburg.

    VIII. CHARLES DARWIN AS AN ANTHROPOLOGIST:
    ERNST HAECKEL, Professor of Zoology in the University of Jena.

    IX. SOME PRIMITIVE THEORIES OF THE ORIGIN OF MAN:
    J.G. FRAZER, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

    X. THE INFLUENCE OF DARWIN ON THE STUDY OF ANIMAL EMBRYOLOGY:
    A. SEDGWICK, Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of Cambridge.

    XI. THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL RECORD. I. ANIMALS:
    W.B. SCOTT, Professor of Geology in the University of Princeton.

    XII. THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL RECORD. II. PLANTS:
    D.H. SCOTT, President of the Linnean Society of London.

    XIII. THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENT ON THE FORMS OF PLANTS:
    GEORG KLEBS, Professor of Botany in the University of Heidelberg.

    XIV. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENT ON ANIMALS:
    JACQUES LOEB, Professor of Physiology in the University of California.

    XV. THE VALUE OF COLOUR IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE:
    E.B. POULTON, Hope Professor of Zoology in the University of Oxford.

    XVI. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF PLANTS:
    SIR WILLIAM THISELTON-DYER.

    XVII. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS:
    HANS GADOW, Strickland Curator and Lecturer on Zoology in the University of Cambridge.

    XVIII. DARWIN AND GEOLOGY:
    J.W. JUDD.

    XIX. DARWIN'S WORK ON THE MOVEMENTS OF PLANTS:
    FRANCIS DARWIN.

    XX. THE BIOLOGY OF FLOWERS:
    K. GOEBEL, Professor of Botany in the University of Munich.

    XXI. MENTAL FACTORS IN EVOLUTION:
    C. LLOYD MORGAN, Professor of Psychology at University College, Bristol.

    XXII. THE INFLUENCE OF THE CONCEPTION OF EVOLUTION ON MODERN PHILOSOPHY:
    H. HOFFDING, Professor of Philosophy in the University of Copenhagen.

    XXIII. DARWINISM AND SOCIOLOGY:
    C. BOUGLE, Professor of Social Philosophy in the University of Toulouse, and Deputy-Professor at the Sorbonne, Paris.

    XXIV. THE INFLUENCE OF DARWIN UPON RELIGIOUS THOUGHT:
    REV. P.N. WAGGETT.

    XXV. THE INFLUENCE OF DARWINISM ON THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS:
    JANE ELLEN HARRISON, Staff-Lecturer and sometime Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.

    XXVI. EVOLUTION AND THE SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE:
    P. GILES, Reader in Comparative Philology in the University of Cambridge.

    XXVII. DARWINISM AND HISTORY:
    J.B. BURY, Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge.

    XXVIII. THE GENESIS OF DOUBLE STARS:
    SIR GEORGE DARWIN, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy in the University of Cambridge.

    XXIX. THE EVOLUTION OF MATTER:
    W.C.D. WHETHAM, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

    INDEX



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