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From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 235
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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Charles Darwin: A New Life

John Bowlby - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 511 pages
...‘the merest trash and hypothesis'. Now in January 1844, writing to Hooker, he goes a big step further: ‘At last gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable'; and then, ‘I think...
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Kritik des Naturalismus

Geert Keil - Comprehension - 1993 - 430 pages
...read heaps of agricultural and horticultural books, and have never ceased collecting facts. At least gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable." (Brief an JD Hooker...
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Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

Donald Worster - History - 1994 - 505 pages
...reveal his project. In 1844 Darwin sent Hooker a most peculiarly convoluted and apologetic explanation: At last gleams of light have come and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable. ... I think I have...
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Darwin

Adrian J. Desmond - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 808 pages
...reluctantly, he had been forced to a conclusion. ‘I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable.' Murder it might have been, but in his plea nature was to blame. He had blindly collected; there was...
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Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History Writing

Stephen Trimble - Nature - 1988 - 391 pages
...collections. Nine years later he wrote in a letter, "I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable." In 1859 he published On the Origin of Species, and in 1871 The Descent of Man. It is fashionable now...
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Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859

Charles Darwin - Science - 1998 - 249 pages
...collecting facts— At last gleams of light have come, & I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing...forfend me from Lamarck nonsense of a “tendency to progression” “adaptations from the slow willing of animals” &c,—but the condusions I am...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...1987:539. 2 At last gleams of light have come, & I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion 1 started with) that species are not (it is like confessing...Heaven forfend me from Lamarck nonsense of a "tendency to progression" "adaptations from the slow willing of animals" &c, — but the conclusions I am led...
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An Invitation to Anthropology: The Structure, Evolution and Cultural ...

Josep R. Llobera - Social Science - 2003 - 262 pages
...for the same food). In 1844 Darwin wrote a letter to Sir Joseph Hooker with the following passage: At last gleams of light have come and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable.'(1995: 173-4) Darwin...
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Rebuilding the Matrix: Science and Faith in the 21st Century

Denis Alexander - Religion - 2001 - 510 pages
...lead to the origin of a new species. By early 1844 Darwin could write to his mentor Joseph Hooker that ‘gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable... I think I have found...
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Darwin and the Barnacle

Rebecca Stott - Science - 2003 - 309 pages
...words, mindful that even Hooker might be shocked: ‘lam almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable.” 7 By October 1844 he had been more confident and assertive, writing to the Reverend Jenyns: ‘The...
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