Friday, March 13, 2015

Did Charles Darwin Really Say Only the Strong Survive?

In her new book, Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics, Philippa Malmgren writes that during a conversation with Charles Darwin's great-great granddaughter, Sarah Darwin, and Darwin's husband, the German botanist Dr. Johannes Vogel, an authority on Charles Darwin, she learned that "Darwin is interminably misquoted...He did not actually say, "only the strong survive". He argued. "only the adaptable survive".

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