From Creation to Evolution: Sir William Dawson and the Idea of Design in the Nineteenth Century

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Title
From Creation to Evolution: Sir William Dawson and the Idea of Design in the Nineteenth Century
Abstract
Sir John William Dawson (1820-1899), Principal of McGill University, was Canada's leading nineteenth century critic of Darwinism. His opposition was based on the common linkage of special creation and design against the "unity" of natural selection and evolution. When the linkages fell apart, as they did in the nineteenth century, Dawson softened his opposition to Darwinian concepts. However, he did not identify evolution with natural selection.
Publication
Journal of the History of Biology
Volume
Vol. 16
Issue
no. 1
Pages
137-170
Date
1983
Language
en
Citation
Cornell, John F. “From Creation to Evolution: Sir William Dawson and the Idea of Design in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of the History of Biology Vol. 16, no. 1 (1983): 137–170.
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