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The Origin

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolutionary theory Darwin developed in The Origin of Species. Topics covered include Charles Lyell's contribution to Darwin's thinking, Darwin's shift from believing in ... More


Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

John Holmes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Is a Darwinian universe necessarily a godless one? What might Darwinism tell us about the nature of God? Is Darwinism compatible with immortality, and if not, how can we face death or the loss of ... More


Poetry in the Age of Darwin

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that both the so-called eclipse of Darwinism around the turn of the last century and disputes between current evolutionists have been overplayed. It then briefly addresses the ... More


Amplification

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The all-encompassing goal of an effective rhetorical style was amplification. To amplify a point or line of argument meant to endow it with stylistic prominence and hence with conceptual importance ... More


Darwin's Illness

Ralph Colp Jr.

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The year 2009 marked the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. From 1840 to his death in 1882, Darwin was constantly plagued by ... More


“Dreadfully Up-hill Work” on the Origin of Species and Treatments at Moor Park and Ilkley

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Charles Darwin began to write what he called “an abstract” of his big book. His usual slow rate of writing now quickened. Although still beset by doubts and fears, he was determined to publish his ... More


From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226596167
eISBN:
9780226596181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Upon its publication, On The Origin of Species was critically embraced in Europe and North America. But how did Charles Darwin's theories fare in other regions of the world? This book offers a ... More


God

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how poets have imagined the nature of God in a Darwinian universe, from Robert Browning's ‘Caliban upon Setebos’, written in the very early 1860s in the immediate aftermath of ... More


Illness and “Anxious Looking Forward”

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Weeks after returning to Down, as Charles Darwin worked on a new edition of The Origin of Species and felt obligated to answer a “Multitude of Letters” from old and new correspondents about the book, ... More


Unpleasantness

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author shares unpleasant but interesting stories that took place during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008. The ... More


Irreducible Complexity

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author considers the most significant biological argument of intelligent design supporters: the notion of “irreducible complexity.” In The Origin of Species Charles Darwin wrote, ... More


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