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You will be greatly disappointed (by the forthcoming book); it will be grievously too hypothetical. It will very likely be of no other service than collocating some facts; though I myself think I see my way apporximately on the origin of the species. But, alas, how frequently, how almost universal it is in an author to persuade himself of the truth of his own dogmas. (Charles Darwin, 1858, in a letter to a colleague regarding the concluding chapters of his Origin Of Species. As quoted in 'John Lofton's Journal', The Washington Times, 8 February 1984)