This imaginary dialogue, which appeared in the Christchurch Press on 20 December 1862, reveals the views of author Samuel Butler on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, published in 1859. Darwin's book did not cause much of a stir in New Zealand, where many people believed that science could co-exist with religion.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: The Press, 20 December 1862, p. 2 (N-P 1393-2)
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