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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 1

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A book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the superiority of men to women, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.(Summary by Wikipedia)

NOTE - In this audio version , many of Darwin's references to his sources have been omitted. People wishing to follow-up the references will find them all given in the text version. (10 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Preface & Introduction

16:17

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.1

29:20

Read by Availle

I Evidence of the Descent of Man from some Lower Form pt.2

33:01

Read by Availle

II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.1

21:56

Read by Mary Ballard-Johansson

II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.2

23:53

Read by Rory Lawton

II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.3

27:48

Read by Rory Lawton

II On Manner of Development of Man from some Lower Form pt.4

29:39

Read by Michael Reuss

III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.1

29:49

Read by J. M. Smallheer

III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.2

36:07

Read by Bill Mosley

III Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals pt.3

30:38

Read by Carrie Heyes

IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.1

29:55

Read by Annise

IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.2

27:15

Read by Rory Lawton

IV Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and Lower Animals cont. pt.3

26:38

Read by Rory Lawton

V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.1

30:52

Read by Availle

V On Development of Intellectual & Moral Faculties pt.2

29:20

Read by Availle

VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.1

29:21

Read by Lynda Sizemore

VI On Affinities & Genealogy of Man pt.2

33:11

Read by Michael Reuss

VII On the Races of Man pt.1

24:54

Read by Mary Ballard-Johansson

VII On the Races of Man pt.2

30:20

Read by Kristine Bekere

VII On the Races of Man pt.3

42:27

Read by Bill Mosley

VII On the Races of Man pt.4

34:10

Read by Joseph Lawler

Bewertungen

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Great readings all around! As for the book itself, lthough very important and groundbreaking for its time, from a modern scientific perspective it of cousre leaves a lot to be desired. Many of the conclusions feel highly racist, sexist and classist to us today.