Fri, April 25, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
Charles Darwin purported to solve the mechanism of evolution in The Origin of Species through his concept of 'natural selection'. Many natural philosophers and scientists of the 1860s and 1870s, both English and French, agreed with the general principles of natural selection but remained undecided about its ramifications for humans. Science came into direct conflict with faith. George Henslow, an English botanist, and Armand de Quatrefages, a French anthropologist, responded by attempting to reKeith Francis is Associate Professor of History at Baylor University where he teaches nineteenth and twentieth century British history. His first book on Darwin was published by Greenwood Press in 2007 and was entitled Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species. He is now working on a book about immigration from Grenada to Britain and back to Grenada from 1950 to 2005.