Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mivart, St. George Jackson

Barrister, biologist; Lecturer at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic College, Kensington. Author of On the Genesis of Species (1871) in which he strongly criticized Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, providing the Catholic point of view that relied principally on Darwin’s inability to explain self-sacrifice. Mivart also provided a reclassification of the order Primates.

See altruism.

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