Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Plagiarism by Darwin?

Grigg of Creation alleges that Darwin's On the Origin of Species is not Darwin's brainchild. The subject of natural selection had been discussed by many others before him such as his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, Hutton, Pearson, Wells, Mathews, and Blyth. One of the leading evolutinists who made the accusation of plagiarism was Loren Eiseley, who was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Another interesting part is the fact that Darwin's theory of origin was said to be originated form the work of Wallace. Brackman says: ‘Wallace, not Darwin, first wrote out the complete theory of the origin and divergence of species by natural selection ... and was robbed in 1858 of his priority in the proclaiming of the theory’ (emphasis in the original)(cited in Grigg's article. Read Grigg's article >>