The first edition including 1,250 copies was sold in one day, but brought about a storm of indignation. One of Darwin’s friends felt so insulted that sent a letter to the scientist signing it: “Your former friend, and descendant of a monkey.” “Nobody is indebted to some other person so as the monkey to Darwin,” Russian satirist Don-Aminado once joked. He was wrong. The satirists are also indebted to Darwin, as the scientist’s theory is an inexhaustible source of jokes.
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What saints did the conquistadors pray to and why did they decide to conquer Mexico? What was the ethnic, regional, and age composition of the Conquista?