Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from J. D. Hooker to C. R. Darwin   26[–8] October 1864

Hooker, Joseph Dalton

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Comments at length on Ramsay’s glacial paper ["On the erosion of valleys and lakes", <i>Philos. Mag.</i> 4th ser. 28 (1864): 293–311]. Prefers it to Tyndall, but unconvinced about sea action and unwilling to grant that ice power sculptures the totality of landscape.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Unwilling to support Wallace for Royal Medal.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herbert Spencer’s noisy vacuity.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Garden varieties that are constant and infertile with parent deserve to be called species.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Scott ineligible to be Linnean Society associate because he is not in England.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>George Busk’s incoherent talk on Gibraltar cave fossils.</p>

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