Concerning Man's Origin: Being the Presidential Address Given at the Meeting of the British Association Held in Leeds on August 31, 1927, Together with Recent Essays on Darwinian Subjects

Concerning Man's Origin: Being the Presidential Address Given at the Meeting of the British Association Held in Leeds on August 31, 1927, Together with Recent Essays on Darwinian Subjects

Concerning Man's Origin: Being the Presidential Address Given at the Meeting of the British Association Held in Leeds on August 31, 1927, Together with Recent Essays on Darwinian Subjects

Concerning Man's Origin: Being the Presidential Address Given at the Meeting of the British Association Held in Leeds on August 31, 1927, Together with Recent Essays on Darwinian Subjects

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In Chapters I, II, and III of this small book is reproduced my Presidential Address on Darwin's Theory of Man's Origin as it Stands To-day, given to the British Association when it met in Leeds on August 31, 1927. I have added a few footnotes and amplified certain passages, but otherwise the original text stands unchanged. In Chapter IV I have touched upon certain interesting matters concerning man's origin which could not be compressed into an address of an hour's duration, but with which I had dealt in a lecture given in memory of Huxley. Much of Chapter IV is taken from that lecture. Chapter V reproduces an essay on Darwin's home at Down, contributed to the Rationalist Press Association Annual for 1923. Chapter VI was published in the same publication for 1922, and gives reasons for my allegiance to Darwin. Capital as a Factor in Evolution, also contributed to the R. P. A. Annual, is reproduced as another chapter because . . .

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