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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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Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo

Clare V. Eby - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 248 pages
...Darwin says, "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" (ibid., 453). Of course such phrases are legion in Spencer. organized? Is there a connection between...
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Victorian Prose: An Anthology

Rosemary J. Mundhenk, LuAnn McCracken Fletcher - Fiction - 1999 - 469 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...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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Three Views on Creation and Evolution

James Porter Moreland, John Mark Reynolds - Religion - 1999 - 296 pages
...easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation' or 'unity of design/ etc., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact."17 Darwin would have none of that kind of "sloppy thinking." Instead, he proposed a mechanism...
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Biology and Christian Ethics

Philosophy - 2000 - 332 pages
...disrepute for decades, partly because he had no answer to Jenkin's arguments. 84 'Anyone', he said, 'whose disposition leads him to attach more weight...of a certain number of facts will certainly reject my theory.' 83 Many did, though they did not always realize they had. Variation only occurs up to some...
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Myerson Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature University of South Carolina - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 336 pages
...sharply that "[i]t 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."10 And, on the other hand, they have tended to agree equally with Coleridge, who expressed his...
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Myerson - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 322 pages
...easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation,' 'unity of design,' 8cc., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact." 10 And, on the other hand, they have tended to agree equally with Coleridge, who expressed his disdain...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 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...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 Evolution Debate, 1813-1870: On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - Science - 2003 - 502 pages
...opposite to mine. It is so easy T to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give...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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Rebuilding the Matrix: Science and Faith in the 21st Century

Denis Alexander - Religion - 2001 - 510 pages
...of science'. As usual, Darwin had anticipated such objections, writing at the end of the Origin that Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more...of a certain number of facts, will certainly reject my theory.' But this did not prevent popular magazines like Punch (in 1871) lampooning Darwin's failure...
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Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Mary Jane West-Eberhard - Medical - 2003 - 794 pages
...reason can be found to discard the whole. As Darwin (1859l noted, theories are readily rejecred by "[a]ny one whose disposition leads him to attach more...than to the explanation of a certain number of facts" (p. 482l. Thus, for example, pangenesis was "disproved" by Francis Galton in 1871 (see response by...
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