The Hand of Darwin: Transmutation Notebook B, Page 169

The Hand of Darwin: Transmutation Notebook B, Page 169

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Transmutation Notebook B, Page 169

A greyscale image of Notebook B.

The original notebook has been lost and isn't available for photoduplication.

(Reprinted with permission of Syndics of Cambridge University Library, DAR 121:45)

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Tabulate Mammalia on this principle.
Varieties Races Man in
savage state may be called, species species. in domesticated species races.— If all men were dead then monkeys make men.— Men makes angels—

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has co-authored several books about Charles Darwin, including Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist. He's been researching and teaching Darwin for more than 30 years in Cambridge, England.

is Oxnam Professor Emeritus of Science and Society at Drew University and editor of the Darwin Digital Library of Evolution at the American Museum of Natural History Library.

is a geneticist at Virginia Commonwealth University and an Anglican priest.