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" It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact. "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 62

Literary Criticism - 1860
...It is so easy,' he remarks, 'to hide our ignorance under such expressions as " plan of creation," " unity of design, &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only re-state a fact,' (p. 482.) We believe that this has frequently been true. But if the sentence just quoted be intended...
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The American Presbyterian Review, Volume 2

Henry Boynton Smith, James Manning Sherwood - Presbyterianism - 1860
...of creation," " unity of design," etc., as " expressions under which we only hide our ignorance, and think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact." Tet the actual results of fulness, of variety in unity, of order and gradation are fully admitted by...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1861 - 440 pages
...opposite to mine. It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the " plan of creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an...of a certain number of facts will certainly reject my theory. A few naturalists, endowed with much flexibility of mind, and who have already begun to...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - Evolution - 1867 - 386 pages
...ignorance ; we 0 'It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as tho ' plan of creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an...unexplained difficulties than to the explanation of a number of facts will certainly reject my theory ' (51G). Here Mr Darwin plainly sets himself up as...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - Evolution - 1867 - 386 pages
...ignorance ; we c ' It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the ' plan of creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an...unexplained difficulties than to the explanation of a number of facts will certainly reject my theory '(516). Here Mr Darwin plainly sets himself up as the...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - Evolution - 1867 - 386 pages
...ignorance ; we 'It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as tho ' plan of creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an...we only re-state a fact. Any one whose disposition lends him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to the explanation of a number of...
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Proceedings of the Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Volume 2

Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club (Bath, England), Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Bath, England - Bath (England) - 1873
...the future. Towards the conclusion of his world-renowned work on the " Origin of Species" he says, " Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more...of a certain number of facts will certainly reject my theory. A few naturalists, endowed with much flexibility of mind, and who have already begun to...
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On the origin of species by means of natural selection ; or, The ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1875 - 458 pages
...opposite to mine. It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an explanation when wo only re-state a fact. Anyone whoso disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties...
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Charles Darwin's Works: The origin of species by means of natural selection ...

Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin - Science - 1896
...opposite to mine. It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the " plan cf creation," " unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an...theory A few naturalists, endowed with much flexibility oi mind, and who have already begun to doubt the immutability of species, may be influenced by this...
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