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Darwin, Dawkins, Wright, Pinker, and the Reasons That Crime Declined
Darwin, dawkins, wright, pinker, and the reasons that crime declined
Brian B.BoutwellSam Houston State University
J.C.BarnesThe University of Texas at Dallas

Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.

—Charles Darwin (Origin of Species, 1859, p. 507)

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