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The Triumph of Darwinism in Argentina

in From Man to Ape

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226596167
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226596181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0004
The Triumph of Darwinism in Argentina

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This chapter examines the success and acceptance of Darwinism in Argentina. It explains that dissemination and popularization of Darwinism occurred at various levels of society which included high profile exhibits and public debates on evolution. The chapter suggests that the publicly expressed views of political and scientific leaders and the close collaboration between political and scientific communities also helped popularize Darwinian thought. It also mentions that by the time of Darwin's death in 1882, he was considered in Argentina as one of the founding figures of the country.

Keywords: Darwinism; Argentina; exhibits; public debates; evolution; political leaders; scientific leaders

Chapter.  14197 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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