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" The old argument from design in Nature, as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue that, for instance, the beautiful hinge of a bivalve shell must... "
The Divine Pedigree of Man; Or, The Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to ... - Page 243
by Thomson Jay Hudson - 1899 - 379 pages
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The life and letters of Charles Darwin: including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887
...over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress. " Although I did not think much about the existence...as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887 - 418 pages
...over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress. "Although I did not think much about the existence...as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Francis Darwin - 1887
...over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress. " Although I did not think much about the existence...as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, L.L.D.

William Parker Cutler, Julia P. - History - 1888 - 1019 pages
...over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress. " Although I did not think much about the existence...as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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New Englander and Yale review, Volume 48

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - Religion - 1888
...not always, that an Agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind." In 18V6: " Although I did not think much about the existence...in nature as given by Paley which formerly seemed so conclusive fails now that the doctrine of natural selection has been discovered." " There seems...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 33

Technology - 1888
...Gencrelle Morphologic," i, p. 160. J Vol. i, p. 19, En-lish translation. * " Life and Letters," i, p. 41. The old argument from design in Nature as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
...over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress. " Although I did not think much about the existence...as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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The Thinker: A Review of World-wide Christian Thought, Volume 2

Theology - 1892
...remark that Mr. Darwin's own mind went through considerable changes on this subject. At first he said, "The old argument from design in nature as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails now that the law of natural selection has been discovered." But later on he said,...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Naturalists - 1894 - 358 pages
...is not to be mistaken ; and, again, there can be no more express statement than (p. 309) this other: "The old argument from design in Nature, as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered there seems to be...
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Introduction to philosophy

Friedrich Paulsen, Frank Thilly - Philosophy - 1895 - 437 pages
...same experience. He lost his religion when he lost his confidence in Paley's evidences. He says : " The old argument from design in Nature, as given by Paley, which formerly seemed to me so conclusive, fails, now that the law of natural selection has been discovered. We can no longer argue...
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