The Darwin debate

In the 1870s, botanist and poet J.P. Jacobsen translated two of Darwin’s works and wrote articles on the theory of evolution.

As soon as J.P. Jacobsen had translated Charles Darwin’s works Origin of Species and Descent of Man in the first part of the 1870’s, Darwinism became a much debated subject in the public. This led, among many other things, to controversy between Jacobsen and Bishop D.G. Monrad.

Monrad, D.G. : "Et Par Bemærkninger om Darwinismen" ( Remarks on Darwinism)(1872)

Jacobsen, J.P. : "Et Brev om Darwinismen" (A letter about Darwinism) (1872)

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