Journal of the History of Biology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 19–32

Revisiting the eclipse of Darwinism



The article sums up a number of points made by the author concerning the response to Darwinism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and repeats the claim that a proper understanding of the theory’s impact must take account of the extent to which what are now regarded as the key aspects of Darwin’s thinking were evaded by his immediate followers. Potential challenges to this position are described and responded to.


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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Anthropological StudiesQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK

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