Portrayals of Darwin in 19th Century American Mass Media


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Portrayals of Darwin in 19th Century American Mass Media
On the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, the Gallup organization (Newport, para. 2) conducted a poll revealing that only 39 percent of Americans believe in education. Charles Darwin remains persona non grata to a majority of Americans. Former President George W. Bush, speaking for millions of his compatriots, publicly dismissed evolution (Gunn 5), and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin believes that the earth is six thousand years old. Ordinary Americans, as well as their political leaders, have scarcely been impacted by what the philosopher Daniel Dennett (1) has called Darwin’s dangerous idea—which, at its core, is the insight that no supernatural...
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.....Wallace, Alfred Russell. “The Debt of Science to Darwin.” The Century 25.3 (1883): 420-433. Retrieved from http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=cent;cc=cent;g=moagrp;xc=1;q1=charles%20darwin;rgn=full%20text;view=image;seq=0430;idno=cent0025-3;node=cent0025-3%3A15
Wright, Chauncey. “The Genesis of Species.” The North American Review 113.232 (1871): 63-104. Retrieved from http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?xc=1;g=moagrp;type=simple;rgn=full%20text;q1=charles%20darwin;c=amis;c=amwh;c=atla;c=bays;c=cent;c=cont;c=gala;c=harp;c=intr;c=livn;c=manu;c=moamono;c=moawar;c=newe;c=nora;c=nwen;c=nwng;c=oldg;c=punc;c=putn;c=scia;c=scmo;c=scri;c=usde;view=reslist;subview=short;sort=occur;start=1;size=25;cc=nora