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Charles Darwin Personal Letters Published

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Recently released letters between Charles Dawin and Joseph Hooker, a fellow scientist and Darwin's closest friend, show a much more personal side to the man that shocked the world when he published his theory of evolution in "On The Origin of Species." Mr. Darwin struggled deeply with his findings and even professed that it was akin to "confessing to murder."

    Perhaps no other scientist before or after Mr. Darwin has had a greater impact on the world than he. His findings are just as controversial today as when they were published back in 1859, but the letters show the weight that Mr. Darwin felt with his findings. You can read all of the letters between Mr. Darwin and Mr. Hooker at the Cambridge Digital Library's website: