Punch, 60 (1871), 145.
Darwin and Pickwick
Gravity, Mechanics, Evolution, Descent, Darwinism, Hypothesis
Contrasts Isaac Newton's 'demonstrated' hypotheses to Charles R Darwin's poorly supported 'speculation'. Thinks that time, 'theory's dispeller / Will out of mind remove' such speculation, and invokes Sam Weller's saying in Pickwick Papers, 'Prove it. And he can't prove it'.
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