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From Joachim Barrande   19 June 1870


Encloses a copy of a letter he has written to a French geologist. In it he raises objections to evolutionary theory:

why are corals inadequately represented in the fossil record?

How can one explain the widespread appearance and then disappearance of groups like the trilobites?

If Mollusca and Articulata have a common ancestor, why are not ancient forms more akin than present ones?

Author:  Joachim Barrande
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7236
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