29 JANUARY 1927, Page 18

This Week's Books

SIR ARTHUR KEITH, in Nature fur January 15th, reviews the Wells-Belloc controversy from the scientific standpoint and demolishes Mr. Belloc so completely that one wonders whether he will have the courage to write any more about Darwinism. " As expounded by Mr. Belloc," says Sir Arthur, " it is cer- tainly dead ; indeed, it was never born."