Race, Ethnography, Religion, Climatology, Animal Breeding, Degeneration, Progress, Human Species
Discusses differences in skin colour among the different races, attributing them to differences in climate. Suggests that other racial differences might be caused by differences in climate, given time. Suspects that the 'primitive complexion' of humans was that of the Indian, and that climate produced the 'negro' and European races by degeneration and improvement respectively, with the English at the pinnacle. Supports this by the analogy of coloration among wild and domestic animals.
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