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" Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection. "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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Life on the Earth: Its Origin and Succession

John Phillips - Life - 1860 - 224 pages
...the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. 'It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

Science - 1860
...the whole world. Hence, we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as Natural Selection works solely by and...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection.' Yes, an unbroken, sure, though slow, living progress towards animal perfectibility...
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all the year round

CHARLES DICKENS - 1860
...the larger and dominant groups, which will ultimately prevail and procreate new and dominant species. And as Natural Selection works solely by and for the...each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tenc to progress towards perfection. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the mosl...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 3; Volume 111

William Hendry Stowell - English literature - 1860
...confidence to a secure future of eqnally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely l'y and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection."f And what of our aspirations after a glorious immortality ? ^Tiat of that wondrous scheme...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1861 - 440 pages
...the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various...
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The Three Barriers: Notes on Mr. Darwin's "Origin of Species."

Gilbert Rorison - Evolution - 1861 - 180 pages
...distant futurity. . . Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as Natural Selection works solely by and...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." Darwin, p. 489. "I have reason to believe that one great authority, Sir C. Lyell, from further...
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History, Volume 19

Zoology - 1861
...some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length ; and, as natural selection acts solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." We must confess these passages pain us, because we believe their thoughtful author must have considered...
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History

Edward Newman, James Edmund Harting - Zoology - 1869
...the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." ' Origin of Species,' p. 489. I select this from a mullitude of parallel passages, because it so...
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Essays Contributed to the Quarterly Review, Volume 1

Samuel Wilberforce - Essays - 1874
...far-distant futurity. . . . We may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection.' 'There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, and having been originally breathed...
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