Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 4 Aug 1856

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Hooker's arguments against transmutation: 1. Plants do not show the confusion he would expect; 2. Under clearly similar physical conditions we do not find same species. Hooker's argument against migration: commonality of alpine species. Believes migration opposes facts of botanical distribution in Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand; prefers continental extension theory.


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