The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
In "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin refused to
discuss human evolution, believing the subject too ?surrounded with
prejudices.? He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but
only with trepidation did he finally publish "The Descent of
Man" in 1871. The book notoriously put apes in our family tree
and made the races one family, diversified by ?sexual selection
Darwin's provocative theory that female choice among competing
males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Though less well
known than "The Origin of Species," "The Descent of
Man" continues to shape the way we think about what it is that
makes us uniquely human.
One of the ten most significant books. (Sigmund Freud)
One of the ten most significant books. (Sigmund Freud)"
Charles R. Darwin, geb. 1809 in Shrewsbury, England geboren, studierte u.a. Medizin und Theologie; sein sein eigentliches Interesse aber galt der Geologie und Biologie. Im Jahre 1831 ging er von Plymouth aus auf eine Weltreise, die die Weichen für sein ganzes weiteres Leben und Schaffen stellte. Charles Darwin starb 1882.