[Marxism] Anthro 101 and Apes and Monkeys

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Thu Dec 30 19:49:07 MST 2004


Charles Darwin might have avoided a direct conflict with Victorian
sensibilities, but it's worth noting that he was from a line of
freethinkers.  Decades before he began publishing his insights, radicals
in America and England had already printed and circulated material by
his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, who also formulated the germ of an idea
of evolution back in the 1790s. 

http://www.victorianweb.org/science/edarwin.html 
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/Edarwin.html

As to Charles, he welcomed visitors like C. Osborne Ward, the American
socialist. 

I suspect other people on the list probably have more examples
indicating Charles Darwin's freedom from orthodox superstitions.

ML








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