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An organ-grinder is carrying a very large organ down the street as he passes a fellow musician with a much smaller instrument and a monkey; representing evolution by natural selection. Wood engraving after G. Du Maurier.
- Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896
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An illustration of Darwinism. Without use, an organ dwindles; with use it increases. For instance, the organ of a grinder who, in the struggle for existence, relies entirely on his instrument, is invariably larger than that of the grinder who, in addition, uses a monkey. Most of our readers must have noticed this. Du Maurier.
Wellcome Library no. 34162i
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