The Story of Creation: A Plain Account of Evolution (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, 1888 - Cosmology - 242 pages
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Page 169 - There is no exception to the rule that every organic being naturally increases at so high a rate, that, if not destroyed, the earth would soon be covered by the progeny of a single pair.
Page 156 - But expectation is permissible where belief is not ; and if it were given me to look beyond the abyss of geologically recorded time to the still more remote period when the earth was passing through physical and chemical conditions, which it can no more see again than a man can recall his infancy, I should expect to be a witness of the evolution of living protoplasm from not living matter.
Page 245 - Epochs of Ancient History. Edited by the Rev. Sir GW Cox, Bart. MA & C. SANKEY, MA Beesly's Gracchi, Marius & Sulla, 2s.6d. Capes's Age of the Antonines, 2s.
Page 228 - Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by the same door where in I went.
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Page 2 - In July opened first note-book on Transmutation of Species. Had been greatly struck from about the month of previous March on character of South American fossils, and species on Galapagos Archipelago. These facts (especially latter), origin of all my views...
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Page 76 - Born into life man grows Forth from his parents' stem, And blends their bloods, as those Of theirs are blent in them; So each new man strikes root into a far fore-time.
Page 169 - Nature's productions should be far " truer " in character than man's productions ; that they should be infinitely better adapted to the most complex conditions of life, and should plainly bear the stamp of far higher workmanship...

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