Charles Darwin: The Descent of Man

Allie Hedderly-Smith, 4Red

"The Descent of Man"

In 1871, Charles Darwin published a book titled "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex." Part one of Darwin's publication reinforces previous theories that man and apes evolved from a common ancestor, and part two raises other questions relating to evolution.

The Introduction States...

"The sole object of this work is to consider, firstly, whether man, like every other species, is descended from some pre-existing form; secondly, the manner of his development; and thirdly, the value of the differences between the so-called races of man."