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" The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities of the movement of evolution, but not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills; it adapts itself to... "
Creative Evolution - Page 102
by Henri Bergson - 1911 - 407 pages
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The Princeton Theological Review, Volume 10

Theology - 1912
...kind?" Third, adaptation to environment is not in any manner or degree the cause of evolution. "The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills ; it adapts...
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Bergson and the Modern Spirit: An Essay in Constructive Thought

George Rowland Dodson - Philosophy, French - 1913 - 296 pages
...sinuosities of the movement of evolution, but not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow...adapts itself to the accidents of the ground ; but accidents of the ground are not the cause of the road, nor have they given it its direction." Still...
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Bergson and the Modern Spirit: An Essay in Constructive Thought

George Rowland Dodson - Philosophy, French - 1913 - 296 pages
...remotest times of the palaeozoic era." Adaptation is a condition of evolution, but not a cause. " The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills; it adapts...
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Bergson and the modern spirit: an essay in constructive thought

George Rowland Dodson - Philosophy, French - 1914 - 296 pages
...sinuosities of the movemeat of evolution, but not its general direetions, still less the movemeat itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow...ups and downs of the hills; it adapts itself to the aeeidents of the ground ; but aeeidents of the ground are not the eause of the road, nor Imve they...
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The Monist, Volume 25

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1966
...progressive evolution. Many biologists will probably agree with Bergson when he says (p. 102), "The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself." Nor should I dissent from the further statement (p. 101), "Evolution will thus prove to be...
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Bergson and Religion

Lucius Hopkins Miller - 1916 - 286 pages
...than any mere adaptation to environment, although adaptation has a large part to play. He says : The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills ; it adapts...
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Bergson and religion

Lucius Hopkins Miller - 1916 - 286 pages
...than any mere adaptation to environment, although adaptation has a large part to play. He says : The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills ; it adapts...
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Bergson and Religion

Lucius Hopkins Miller - 1916 - 286 pages
...than any mere adaptation to environment, although adaptation has a large part to play. He says: The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills; it adapts...
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The Yale Review, Volume 11

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Henry Crosby Emery, Irving Fisher, Wilbur Lucius Cross - Social sciences - 1922
...this respect may be mentioned Bernard and Bergson. In his "Creative Evolution," Bergson writes: "The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself. The road that leads to the town is obliged to follow the ups and downs of the hills, it adapts...
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Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, C.1848-1918

Daniel Pick - History - 1993 - 275 pages
...evolution must reckon with, another to claim that they are the directing causes of evolution . . . The truth is that adaptation explains the sinuosities...not its general directions, still less the movement itself.43 Metaphysics, he argued, sought to enter into this inherent life force, to pass beyond the...
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