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Seeking Herbert Spence reference re Darwin

Hamish Spencer hspencer at rivendell.otago.ac.nz
Thu Sep 29 16:30:03 EST 1994

In article <dld.780830985 at bruce.cs.monash.edu.au> David L Dowe,
dld at cs.monash.edu.au 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 rivendell.otago.ac.nz

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