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" Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain this similarity of pattern in members of the same class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes. The hopelessness of the attempt has been expressly admitted by Owen in his most interesting... "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State

Nikos Kazantzakis - History - 2012 - 142 pages
..."unperceived causes" and "accidental causes" that can only be conjected; and so on. Darwin states that "nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class by utility or by the doctrine of final causes' (emphasis added). 23. Darwin's evolutionary-biological reductionism encountered resistance from other...
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Evolution 101

Janice Moore, Randy Moore - Science - 2006 - 219 pages
...by varying a basic theme. Darwin, however, thought that Owen's explanation was useless, noting that "nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain this similarity ... by utility or by the doctrine of final causes" and that the similarities are "inexplicable" by...
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Evolution: Beyond the Realm of Real Science

Christopher H. K. Persaud - Religion - 2007 - 420 pages
...of irreverence and conceit relative to his dispute with creationist ideas. In such a regard he said, "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes. . .On the ordinary view of the independent creation of each being, we can only say that so it is: -...
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Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science

Elliott Sober - Science - 2008
...designer wanted. In The Origin of Species, Darwin ([1859] 1964: 435) puts the point with a touch of irony: "On the ordinary view of the independent creation...being, we can only say that so it is that it has so pleased the Creator to construct each animal and plant." If this simple formula were enough to explain...
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