Punch,  60 (1871), 127.

Most Natural Selection



News-Commentary, Drollery


Descent, Evolution, Darwinism, Human Species

    Argues that the theory of human origins enunciated in Charles R Darwin's Descent of Man, if true, would force changes in views about marriage. Observing that the more remote the relationship between a married couple, the more 'normal' and acceptable the marriage, argues that a marriage between a human and his 'poor' and distant relatives, the simians, would also be acceptable. Suggests that humans marrying the 'Larva of a Marine Ascidian' would be even more acceptable.

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