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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

The Demonstrative Evidence

The Demonstrative Evidence.

What is Required for a Demonstration—the Horse Considered from an Anatomical Point of View—Gradual Development of Hoofs and Teeth Traced Back in Past Ages—Chain of Proof of Derivation—Three-Toed and Four-Toed Horses—Evolution as Thoroughly Proved as the Copernican Theory.

Notwithstanding a threatening sky, Checkering Hall was crowded on the evening of September 22nd, to hear the final lecture of Professor Huxley's brief series. Although strictly argumentative in form, the lecturer kept the close attention of the audience throughout. Only two new diagrams were used, but Professor Huxley made a few drawings on a black board. More frequent applause was elicited than at the previous lectures. The final sentences, in which he referred to his pleasant experiences during his visit, and his preparation for departure at an early hour this morning, were delivered with much feeling, and were received with sympathy by the audience.