Meanwhile - Meanwhile, .,butsomeprogress...

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Meanwhile, Darwin was testing out his theory of evolution on friends like Hooker and  zoologist Thomas Henry Huxley. No one was entirely convinced yet, but some progress  was being made. When Lyell, the geologist whose  Principles of Geology  had so inspired  Darwin while on the  Beagle,  found out about Darwin's theory, he urged him to publish it  as soon as possible, if only to ensure that he would not be scooped. Darwin demurred:  he was much more interested in producing a watertight case for evolution by natural  selection than in gaining credit for a theory that could be easily dismissed. Nonetheless  he started working on a manuscript in May of 1856. It started as a sketch, but it quickly  became obvious that, when completed, it would rival Lyell's  Principles  in length, and  would probably have to be published in multiple volumes. In November of 1856, Charles Waring Darwin was born, the first child Emma had given 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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