Of these, the former endeavours to explain the most elaborate psychical activities of men as developments of elementary forms of conscious processes in the animal kingdom as a whole; the latter is a defence of the theory of natural selection against the attacks of St George Mivart, and appeared in an English edition on the suggestion of Darwin.
' LITERATURE.-St George Mivart, The Cat (London, 1881); R.
It is, Mivart remarks, a survival of a very ancient state of things.
Mivart, " On the Axial Skeleton of the Ostrich, Struthionidae, Pelecanidae," Trans.
Romanes, Mental Evolution in Animals (1883), and Natural History of Instinct (1886); Lord Avebury, On the Instincts of Animals (1889); Marshall, Instinct and Reason (1898); Mills, Nature of Animal Intelligence (1898); St George Mivart, Nature and Thought (1882), and Origin of Human Reason (1899); E.
See St George Mivart, Dogs, Jackals, Wolves and Foxes (London, 1890) R.
St George Mivart, in The Ground-work of Science (1898), maintained the reality of an active causative power underlying Nature, and the dignity of human reason, from an independent point of view.
The first three were regarded by St George Mivart as local races of the northern lynx.
The view maintained by a distinguished comparative anatomist, Professor St George Mivart, in his Genesis of Species, ch.
St George Mivart (Genesis of Species) propounded a theory of a natural evolution of man as to his body, combined with a supernatural creation as to his soul; but this attempt to meet the difficulties on both sides seems to have satisfied neither.