Seeking Herbert Spence reference re Darwin

Hamish Spencer hspencer at
Thu Sep 29 16:30:03 EST 1994

In article <dld.780830985 at> David L Dowe,
dld at writes:
>   I believe that the term 'survival of the fittest', often attributed to
>Charles Darwin, was actually coined by Herbert Spence.
>Could someone please kindly supply me with a reference to where Spence
>this term?

It was Herbert Spencer (note the r) in his book Principles of Biology,
about 1866.

Hamish Spencer
Department of Zoology
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

hspencer at

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