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From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1894 - 259 pages
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Francis Darwin - 1887
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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The life and letters of Charles Darwin: including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1887 - 418 pages
...life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal byhooks or plumes. I had always been much struck by such adaptations,...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, L.L.D.

William Parker Cutler, Julia P. - History - 1888 - 1019 pages
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Part 228; Part 1888

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1888
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...prove by indirect evidence that species have been modif1ed. perhaps be thrown on the whole subject. My first note-book was opened in July 1837. I worked...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 44

Mathematics - 1888
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...had always been much struck by such adaptations, and nutil these could be explained it seemed to me almost useless to endeavour to prove by indirect evidence...
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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. following the example of Lyell in Geology, and by collecting all facts which bore in any way on the...
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Darwiniana: essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution - 1894 - 475 pages
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified." (I. p. 82.) The facts to which reference is here made were, without doubt, eminently fitted to attract...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Naturalists - 1894 - 358 pages
...cheek of adaptation, under (2). " Till adaptation could be explained," says Mr. Darwin, " it seemed useless to endeavour to prove by indirect evidence that species have been modified : " while in the known references to the action of conditions, or to bunarckian will, explanation there...
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