Why isnt the full title ever given? It... — The Origin... Q&A
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Memo to science bashers. On the Origin of Species is not a sacred text. Dawkins was on the programme yesterday to talk about a survey suggesting around two thirds of Christians don't know the title of the first book of the New Testament. Hardly a snappy title. Crowing about Dawkins's inability to remember the full, tongue-twisting title of a year-old book says more about the shallowness of anti-science arguments than his early morning memory lapse. Many years ago, when science was in its infancy I studied the history of the idea of evolution as part of my final year as an indifferent zoology student at Liverpool University.
See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Beagles Cook asked:. To answer questions about The Origin of Species , please sign up. In print, the title page of my folio society edition also gives the full title. So your question is irrelevant. The full title is given, in 2 cases that I have right before me. As to why it isn't always given, I'd guess that its length makes it cumbersome, and perhaps the term 'favoured races' could be misinterpreted and taint the purpose of work.
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