Talk:The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

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Sources[edit]

The absence of in-line sources for most of this article is deplorable. There are far too many unsupported evaluative statements (=POV), which might be copyright violations or soapboxing by a contributor. Hence flag. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:39, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

'See also' section[edit]

At last count this totaled over 40 names and references, some of which are mentioned in the text (and don't need reiterating) and others of which appear tangential. Someone will need to pare this list down quite a bit. MarmadukePercy (talk) 22:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Stick to the book![edit]

The article has failed to give a clear idea of what Darwin wrote and argued in the book. It diverts too often into long discussions of Darwin's life & career (which have already been covered in this wiki almost ad nauseam). What the reader wants to see on this page is a summary of Darwin's presented facts and arguments on the special topic of the book. A certain amount of assessment as to how these ideas stand up today would be acceptable also. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:45, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

I've taken an axe to quite a bit of the rambling, and have split off "Illustrations" and "Publication" sections. There is a clear gap for a "Reception" section (for reviews, with citations). The description of the book itself needs expanding. Chiswick Chap (talk) 12:40, 3 April 2013 (UTC)