Monkeys into Men and Men into Monkeys: Chance and Contingency in the Evolution of Man, Mind and Morals in Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies [Book Review]

Journal of the History of Biology 46 (4):551-597 (2013)

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The nineteenth century theologian, author and poet Charles Kingsley was a notable populariser of Darwinian evolution. He championed Darwin’s cause and that of honesty in science for more than a decade from 1859 to 1871. Kingsley’s interpretation of evolution shaped his theology, his politics and his views on race. The relationship between men and apes set the context for Kingsley’s consideration of these issues. Having defended Darwin for a decade in 1871 Kingsley was dismayed to read Darwin’s account of the evolution of morals in Descent of Man. He subsequently distanced himself from Darwin’s conclusions even though he remained an ardent evolutionist until his death in 1875
Keywords Charles Kingsley  Evolution  Hipocampus minor  Darwin  British Association   Water Babies  Nineteenth century  Race  Morant Bay  Eyre affair  Thomas Huxley  Descent of Man  Origin of Species  Biology  England  Politics  Theology  Science and religion
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