Darwin in the Fiction Category at Barnes & Noble

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Bill The Baptist

Puritan Board Graduate
Interesting that they never include the full title on this book anymore.

You mean the omission of the word "on"?

I think he's talking about the part about the "favoured races."

Yes, the full title is "On the Origin of the Species or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life." Darwin originally conceived his theory as a means to explain why European races were superior to other races, at least in his opinion.
 

cajunhillbilly53

Puritan Board Freshman
I remember years ago I found The Late Great Planet Earth in the SciFi section. I thought that was a good place for that book too.
 

O'GodHowGreatThouArt

Puritan Board Sophomore
Happy to see someone finally saw the book for what it really is. :)

You sir or madam (whichever gender the manager of that branch is), I salute you!
 

Peairtach

Puritan Board Doctor
Me.

It's a leap in the dark to all species being related and descending from a common ancestor based on observation of a degree of malleability and variation within species, starting with domestic breeding.

I'm sure it's very persuasive if you've ruled out the God of miracles. You'll only have ruled out the God of miracles if you've got extreme theological prejudice.
 
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Mathetes

Puritan Board Freshman
It belongs in a burnpile, and all other books which positively promote false religions under the guise of "free speech" or "fairness." :flamingscot:

I don't think Christians have anything to fear from the free exchange of ideas, especially since we have the better argument(s). Granted, some well-meaning but less-knowledgeable brethren don't always use those arguments, but still.


Anyways, one interesting thing is that I've been reading Jonathan Wells' "Icons of Evolution". It's not really the best book against evolution (Wells might even say that it's only an argument against evolutionary textbooks) but the part that's interesting is that you can see people who really wanted for Darwin's theory to be true even in his own time, even when the evidence didn't line up. Then, as now, I think people were seeing it as an escape from religion rather than a good theory in its own right.
 

SRoper

Puritan Board Graduate
Interesting that they never include the full title on this book anymore.

You mean the omission of the word "on"?

I think he's talking about the part about the "favoured races."

Yes, the full title is "On the Origin of the Species or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life." Darwin originally conceived his theory as a means to explain why European races were superior to other races, at least in his opinion.

Actually the full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, but such a full title is usually found on the title page, not the cover. See for example this image of a first edition. I'd like to see primary sources for your claim, though, as I haven't really read Darwin.
 
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