Piety and Parallel
Religious Authority, Crime, Darwinism, Animal Behaviour, Evolution, Human Development
Darwin 1871a , Darwin 1872
The initial letter of the text forms part of an illustration showing a monkey sitting on a tree, while holding a book labelled 'Darwin'. The text notes that Richard Baxter allegedly exclaimed, on seeing a criminal on his way to the gallows, 'There, but for divine grace, goes Richard Baxter'. Imagines that Charles R Darwin would utter a 'corresponding though different reflection'. On seeing a monkey scratching itself in the Zoological Society Gardens, Darwin might observe, 'There, but for Natural Selection and the Struggle for Existence, sits Charles Darwin'.
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