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" varieties arise irrespectively of the notion of purpose, or of utility, according to general laws of Nature, and may be either useful, or hurtful, or indifferent." On the contrary, Mr. Darwin writes (Summary of Chap. V.) : " Our ignorance of the laws... "
Collected Essays: Darwiniana - Page 85
by Thomas Henry Huxley - 1894
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1866 - 593 pages
...lived, but had been created in stone so as to mock the shells now living on the sea-shore. Summary. Our ignorance of the laws of variation is profound. Not in one case out of a hundred can we pretend to assign any reason why this or that part differs, more or less,...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Science - 1870 - 378 pages
...are aware, there is not a phrase in the " Origin of Species," inconsistent with Professor Kolliker's position, that " varieties arise irrespectively of...ignorance of the laws of variation is profound. Not in one case out of a hundred can we pretend to assign any reason why this or that part varies more or less...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Philosophy - 1870 - 378 pages
...view." And again : " 7. The teleological general conception adopted by Darwin is a mistaken one. " Varieties arise irrespectively of the notion of purpose,...may be either useful, or hurtful, or indifferent. " The assumption that an organism exists only on account of some definite end in view, and represents...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Natural history - 1871 - 344 pages
...view." And again : " 7. The teleological general conception adopted by Darwin is a mistaken one. " Varieties arise irrespectively of the notion of purpose,...may be either useful, or hurtful, or indifferent. " The assumption that an organism exists only on account of some definite end in view, and represents...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution (Biology) - 1871 - 378 pages
...are aware, there is not a phrase in the " Origin of Species," inconsistent with Professor Kolliker's position, that " varieties arise irrespectively of...utility, according to general laws of Nature, and may be cither useful, or hurtful, or indifferent." On the contrary, Mr. Darwin Avritcs (Summary of Chap. V.)...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Science - 1872 - 378 pages
...view." And again : " 7. The teleological general conception adopted by Darwin is a mistaken one. " Varieties arise irrespectively of the notion of purpose,...may be either useful, or hurtful, or indifferent. Xiii.] CRITICISMS ON " THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES.* 301 " The assumption that an organism exists only on...
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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or ..., Volume 7

Religion and science - 1874
...the causes, Mr. Darwin fails to establish any law of variation. He conies to the conclusion that " our ignorance of the laws of variation is profound. Not in one case out of a hundred can we pretend to assign any reason why this or that part differs more or less...
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Thomas Henry Huxley - Science - 1877 - 378 pages
...of view." And again : " 7. The ideological general conception adopted by Darwin is a mistaken one. " Varieties arise irrespectively of the notion of purpose,...utility, according to general laws of Nature, and may bo either useful, or hurtful, or indifferent. UIUUIU) U ^^^^^^^^ "The assumption that an organism exists...
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Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution (Biology) - 1880 - 378 pages
...are aware, there is not a phrase in the " Origin of Species," inconsistent with Professor Kolliker's position, that " varieties arise irrespectively of...or hurtful, or indifferent." On the contrary, Mr. Darwia writes (Summary of Chap. V.) : " Our ignorance of the laws of variation is profound. Not...
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