Belloc on Evolution

Hilaire Belloc criticizes Charles Darwin’s “natural selection” with basic arithmetic:

Hilaire Belloc

“The exceptional product of two exceptionally endowed parents – such as a cock and a hen who glory in slightly webbed feet–diminishes in geometrical proportion with ever generation.  If one in a hundred display this tiny original advantage, in the next generation only one in ten thousand will fully show the benefit, let alone increase it; and in the third generation only one in a million.”

Belloc wrote many volumes from a wide-range of topics.  A good list of his works can be found at [’s_books].


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