Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

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black and white line drawing of five primate skeletons standing upright

SKELETONS OF THE
Gibbon. Orang. Chimpanzee. Gorilla. Man.
Photographically reduced from Diagrams of the natural size (except that of the Gibbon, which was twice as large as nature), drawn by Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins from specimens in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons.

EVIDENCE

 

AS TO

 

MAN'S PLACE IN NATURE.

 

BY

THOMAS H. HUXLEY, F.R.S., F.L.S.,
PROFESSOR OF NATURAL HISTORY IN THE JERMYN STREET SCHOOL OF MINES.

 

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
443 & 445 BROADWAY.
1863.

 

CONTENTS.

 

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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.

The greater part of the substance of the following Essays has already been published in the form of Oral Discourses, addressed to widely different audiences, during the past three years.

Upon the subject of the second Essay, I delivered six Lectures to the Working Men in 1860, and two, to the members of the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh in 1862. The readiness with which my audience followed my arguments, on these occasions, encourages me to hope that I have not committed the error, into which working men of science so readily fall, of obscuring my meaning by unnecessary technicalities: while, the length of the period during which the subject, under its various aspects, has been present to my mind, may suffice to satisfy the Reader that, my conclusions, be they right or be they wrong, have not been formed hastily or enuciated crudely.

T. H. H.

London: January, 1863.