Punch,  44 (1863), 19.

Men and Monkeys



News-Commentary, Drollery


Travel, Descent, Evolution, Animal Development, Race

    Discusses 'A Fact for Mr. Darwin'—the report of a visit to Madagascar which revealed that the inhabitants 'claim descent from the [...] native baboon'. Argues that although humans may not be alike, they share with the baboon a 'family likeness' that confirms their descent from monkeys. Thinks the missing link between the 'bimana and quadrumana' of the country may be the 'howling Yahoo' found in Ireland and America.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]