RECORD: Darwin, C. R. nd. [Draft fragment of Descent]. CUL-DAR76.B29r Transcribed by Milton Forsyth (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed from the online image by Milton Forsyth, edited by John van Wyhe 10.2009. RN1

NOTE: This fragment was previously catalogued as a possible draft fragment for Origin of species.

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lead us to demur
But the time will soon come,
when it will be thought wonderful,
that naturalists who were well
acquainted with the comparative structure & development
of man & other mammals should
still believe that each
was the separate work of
an act of creation.1

1 The related text in the first edition of Descent, vol. 1, pp. 32-33:

...which leads us to demur to this conclusion. But the time will before long come when it will be thought wonderful, that naturalists, who were well acquainted with the comparative structure and development of man and other mammals, should have believed that each was the work of a separate act of creation.

Slight changes in punctuation occur in the second edition of Descent, vol. 1, p. 25:

...which leads us to demur to this conclusion. But the time will before long come, when it will be thought wonderful that naturalists, who were well acquainted with the comparative structure and development of man, and other mammals, should have believed that each was the work of a separate act of creation.
[Milton Forsyth]


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