Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 18 July 1855 : 1r

'Darwin, C. R.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Has read a paper, presumably by Hooker, using the Madeiran flora to argue against Forbes's doctrine. Hooker asked how far Darwin will go in attributing common descent; he intends to show 'the facts & arguments for & against the common descent of species of same genus; & then show how far the same arguments tell for or against forms, more & more widely different'.

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