Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 7 July [1854]

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Darwin's view requires only that ancient organisms resemble embryological stages of existing ones. Thus "highness" in plants is difficult to evaluate because they have no larval stages. Would compare highest members of two groups, rather than archetype, to determine which group was higher. Against Forbes's polarity and parallelism.

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