Charles Darwin Quote

There can be little doubt that the greater size and strength of man, in comparison with woman, together with his broader shoulders, more developed muscles, rugged outline of body, his greater courage and pugnacity, are all due in chief part to inheritance from his half-human male ancestors. These characters would, however, have been preserved or even augmented during the long ages of man's savagery, by the success of the strongest and boldest men, both in the general struggle for life and in their contests for wives; a success which would have ensured their leaving a more numerous progeny than their less favoured brethren.


second edition (1874), chapter XIX: "Secondary Sexual Characters of Man", page 563 - The Descent of Man (1871)

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There can be little doubt that the greater size and strength of man, in comparison with woman, together with his broader shoulders, more developed...

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There can be little doubt that the greater size and strength of man, in comparison with woman, together with his broader shoulders, more developed...

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There can be little doubt that the greater size and strength of man, in comparison with woman, together with his broader shoulders, more developed...

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There can be little doubt that the greater size and strength of man, in comparison with woman, together with his broader shoulders, more developed...