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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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The Collapse of Darwinism, Or, The Rise of a Realist Theory of Life

Graeme Donald Snooks - Philosophy - 2003 - 340 pages
...'plan of creation', 'unity of design' [read "natural selection," "selected for this or that," etc.], &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact... but I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view...
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Hottentot Venus: A Novel

Barbara Chase-Riboud - Fiction - 2007 - 336 pages
...refuted by the Baron Humboldt? We think we give an explanation when we only restate a fact. Anyone whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to a certain number of facts will certainly reject my theory. A few naturalists endowed with some flexibility...
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Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA

William A. Dembski, Michael Ruse - Science - 2004
...to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation', 'unity of design' &c.,andto think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact." To argue rhetorically, surely Intelligent Design is a restatement of fact? We may also see argument...
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The Indelible Stamp: The Evolution of an Idea

Charles Darwin - Science - 2005 - 1260 pages
...easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," etc., and to think that we give an explanation when we only...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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Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion

Phil Dowe - Religion - 2005 - 205 pages
...lot better than the rival hypothesis. As he comments in the last chapter of The Origin of Species, Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more...certain number of facts will certainly reject the theory.28 In a letter to the botanist George Bentham dated May 22, 1863, Darwin notes that, the change...
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Microbial Phylogeny and Evolution : Concepts and Controversies: Concepts and ...

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science York University Jan Sapp Department of Biology - Science - 2005 - 352 pages
The birth of bacterial genomics since the mid-1990s brought withit several conceptual modifications and wholly new controversies. Working beyond the scope of the neo-Darwinian ...
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Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species

Keith Francis - History - 2007 - 192 pages
Looks at the life of Charles Darwin, covers the background of the book "On the Origin of Species," presents Darwin's theories and concepts of evolution, and discusses the ...
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On the Origin of Mind: Life's Need to Re-represent Itself

Science - 2007 - 520 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. [35] In terms of TS dynamics Darwin's sentiments are a familiar, if sad, theme. It is the...
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Natural Selection: The Global Struggle for Existence

Charles Darwin - 2008 - 158 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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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 62

Thomas Carlyle - Authors - 1860
...'Й 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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