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                                                                                  and    renowned                            has     been
                                                                        great                               pathologist

                                                                        driven     to   the     incredible     contention      that    all

                                                                        variations of organic forms are pathological.

                                                                           Four     years ago,         as   honorary president          of

                                                                        the     Anthropological         Congress       at Vienna, he

                                                                        attacked Darwinism              in the severest manner,

                                                                        and      declared       that    'man             be    as    well
                                                                                                                 may

                                                                        descended        from     the                   or    from    the
                                                                                                            elephant

                                                                        sheep as from the ape.'               Such attacks on the

                                                                                   of   transformism          indic.te a failure to
                                                                        theory

                                                                        understand the                           of    the    theory    of
                                                                                                 principles

                                                                        Evolution       and to      appreciate the significance
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                                                                        of palaeontology,                                             and
                                                                                                   comparative         anatomy,

                                                                        ontogeny.

                                                                          The      thousands       of    other                     which
                                                                                                                 objections

                                                                                                   during the
                                                                        have     been    made                     last    forty     years

                                                                                                               be passed       over in
                                                                        (chiefly by outsiders) may
                                                                                                           serious refuta
                                                                        silence.       They do not require

                                                                        tion.     In             of,   or                because       of,
                                                                                        spite                perhaps

                                                                        these attacks, the theory of Evolution stands

                                                                        established more firmly than ever.

                                                                          It is easy for the outsider to exult over the

                                                                        difficulties which        our problem          implies-diffi-

				
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