In this 1884 book, the author, an early popularizer of Darwin’s theories, takes on nothing less than the origin of humanity, its destiny, and its place in the universe. He argues that civilization and governments have replaced biological evolution as the main forces for change.
About the Author
John Fiske (1842–1901) was an American philosopher and historian. He began his writing career in 1861, contributing regularly to American and British periodicals. He wrote many books and essays on the philosophical interpretation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and was a popular lecturer on the topic as well as on American history.