A Book that Shook the World

Essays on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species

Highly interesting, illuminating and useful . . . the comparative viewpoints will be found critical, keen, and searching. Altogether a most enjoyable and informative booklet.
Nature

This collection features five essays from noted theologians, philosophers, geneticists, and biologists who discuss the sweeping impact of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on their respective fields. This volume, edited by Ralph Buchsbaum, professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh, was published to celebrate the centenary of Darwin’s announcement in 1858, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, of their independent discovery of the process of natural selection. Darwin’s book was published one year later.

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Julian S. Huxley

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley was a zoologist and lecturer on biology at Oxford University.

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Julian S. Huxley
Theodosius Dobzhansky

John W. Sloan is professor of political science at the University of Houston.

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Theodosius Dobzhansky
Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr was professor of Applied Christianity at Union Theological Seminary.

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Reinhold Niebuhr
Oliver L. Reiser

Oliver L. Reiser was professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Oliver L. Reiser
Swami Nikhilananda

Swami Nikhilananda, a Hindu, was founder and spiritual leader of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York.

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Swami Nikhilananda