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The Story of Creation: A Plain Account of Evolution - Page 156
by Edward Clodd - 1888 - 242 pages
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Glasgow Medical Journal

1883
...the past, or ever will take place in the future. On this point he uses these remarkable words : " If it were given me to look beyond the abyss of geologically...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 No. 5. 2 B Vol. IDC. living...
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The Living Age, Volume 107

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1870
...geologically recorded time to the still more remote period when the earth was passing through pliysical 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...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

Geology - 1870
...justified in affirming is that I see no reason for believing that the feat has been performed yet. And looking back through the prodigious vista of the past,...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...
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The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal ..., Volume 4

Microscopy - 1870
...the subject, that " expectation is permissible where belief is not;" and that if it were given him "to look beyond the abyss of geologically recorded...conditions, which it can no more see again than a man can recall his infancy," he " should expect to be a witness of the evolution of living protoplasm from...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 107

1870
...is not ; and if it were given me to look beyond the abyss of geologically recorded time to the Btill more remote period when the earth was passing through...chemical conditions, which it can no more see again than a-man may recall his infancy, I should expect to be a witness of the evolution of living protoplasm...
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Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

David Ames Wells, William Ripley Nichols, John Trowbridge, George Bliss, Charles Robert Cross, Samuel Kneeland - Industrial arts - 1871
...justified in affirming is, that I see no reason for believing that the feat has been performed yet. And, looking back through the prodigious vista of the past,...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...
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Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

David Ames Wells, William Ripley Nichols, John Trowbridge, George Bliss, Charles Robert Cross, Samuel Kneeland - Industrial arts - 1871
...justified in affirming is, that I see no reason for believing that the feat has been performed yet. And, looking back through the prodigious vista of the past,...c.onditions, 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...
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ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY OR YEAR-BOOK OF FACTS IN SCIENCE AND ART FOR ...

JOHN TROWBRIDGE, S.B. - 1871
...justified in affirming is, that I see no reason for believing that the feat has been performed yet. And, looking back through the prodigious vista of the past,...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...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution (Biology) - 1871 - 378 pages
...affirming is, that I see no reason for believing that the feat has been performed yet. And, looking Tjack through the prodigious vista of the past, I find no...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...
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