Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 15 Sept 1863

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Pleased Darwin accepts continental extension for New Zealand, whose flora has many genera like Rubus with great diversity and connecting intermediates. Suggests geological uplifting creates more space, hence opportunities for preservation of intermediates. Sees clash with Darwin on causes of extreme diversity of form in a group. Hooker's attitude toward democratisation of science.

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