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1859—Darwin and the Origin of Species

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Turning Points in Modern History

1859—Darwin and the Origin of Species

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Discover how a simple observation inspired Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection, and why his Origin of Species was eagerly accepted by much of Victorian society. Then, look at how the Nazis and others distorted Darwin’s ideas.


January 6, 2017