Punch,  61 (1871), 179.

Monkeydom and Mania





Darwinism, Hypothesis, Theory, Descent, Evolution, Human Species

    Comments on a report in the Morning Post that a Carlisle man drowned himself after learning that man descended from monkeys. Thinks he must have been insane, but warns of the large number of people, many of them 'credited with being scientific as well as in their senses, who imagine that Mr. Darwin's mere theory proves itself'. Wonders whether Darwin or his 'disciples' can provide any cases of anthropoids going mad. Cites the story of a monkey who, imitating its owner's actions, cut its owner's throat.

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