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Guide to the classics: Darwin's The Descent of Man 150 years on — sex, race and our 'lowly' ape ancestry

By Ian Hesketh, ARC Future Fellow and Association Professor, The University of Queensland
Henry-James Meiring, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
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First published 150 years ago, this work is shaped by Victorian-era sexual and racial stereotypes. But at a time when other evolutionists stressed humanity’s uniqueness, Darwin emphasised our 'lowly nature'.

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