Darwin - subject to scorn and ridicule

The debate in Denmark concerning Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was not all serious. When Darwin became a household name among the Danes in the 1870s, poets and  cartoonists were quick to ridicule his theory. Particularly his theory that man shared a common ancestor with the apes brought out smiles.

“Darvinisme” (1875)

“Fra en stærk Regerings zoologiske Have” (1876)

Hans Henrk Hjermitslev