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Modern Biology and the Theory of Evolution (Classic Reprint)
Only in this way will he be in a position to form any opinion regarding the intellectual contest that rages round certain important philosophical problems arising out of biology, namely, the comparative psychology of man and beasts and the theory of evolution. I have already dealt with the former of these two problems in two special works, intended for...
Only in this way will he be in a position to form any opinion regarding the intellectual contest that rages round certain important philosophical problems arising out of biology, namely, the comparative psychology of man and beasts and the theory of evolution. I have already dealt with the former of these two problems in two special works, intended for general reading, viz. :I nstinkt und I ntelligenz im Tierreich (I nstinct and Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom )(third edition, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1905), and Vergleichende Studien liber dasS eelenleben derA meisen und der hoheren Tiere (C omparative Studies regarding the intelligence of ants and the higher animals )(second edition, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1900). My aim in the present work is to comply with wishes expressed in various quarters, and to render my articles on biology and evolution accessible to readers in general. These sketches appeared originally as a series of articles in the magazine entitled Stimmen aus Maria-L oach, 1901-3. Even in their present considerably expanded form they are still sketches, with no pretensions to completeness,1 as they are intended chiefly for readers who have no special knowledge of the departments of science with which I have dealt. I hope, 1T he chapter on the relation between cellular division and the problems of fertilisation and heredity has been rewritten. For much information on the subject of botany I am deeply indebted to my colleague, Father J. Rompel, S.J., Professor at theS tella Matutina Gymnasium atF eldkirch. I have received very valuable suggestions from other specialists in various branches of science, and I take this opportunity of expressing my gratitude to them.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and
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