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Degeneration: a chapter in Darwinism. by: Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, Publication date: Topics: Degeneration. This material has been provided by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. The original may be consulted at The Royal College of.
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It was a theory he felt was equally applicable to the human species. Both Wells and Lankester used this idea to campaign for social and educational reform as a way of avoiding the long-term degeneration of the human species.
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Dr Carolyn Burdett explores how Victorian thinkers used Darwin's theory of evolution in forming their own social, economic and racial theories, thereby extending Darwin's influence far beyond its original sphere. Information Description Edwin Ray Lankester was a pioneering zoologist working at the turn of the 20th century.
Was Man Created? Lankester seemed destined for a career in biology. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Caricature of E. Community Reviews. The habit of parasitism clearly acts upon animal organization in this way. Enlarge cover.
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