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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   18 [November 1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'>A German scholar says JDH first applied natural selection to replacement of races of men, the ruder races of Polynesians yielding to civilised Europeans. CD cannot remember reading this.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Warns JDH to take care <i>Welwitschia</i> does not turn into a case of barnacles and consume years instead of months.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>In what months do flowers appear in <i>Acropera loddigesia</i> and <i>A. luteola</i>? CD is alarmed by John Scott’s observations on them, which differ from his own. "I am very uneasy."</p>

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