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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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Teaching a Stone to Talk

Annie Dillard - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 176 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 ne published On the Origin of Species, and in 1871 The Descent of Man. It is fashionable now...
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The Structure of Biological Theories

Paul Thompson - Science - 1989 - 148 pages
...early as 1837. In 1844 he wrote to Hooker: I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable. And Darwin fully appreciated the importance of this conceptual change to the acceptability of the view...
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The Botanical Gazette, Volume 55

John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter - Botany - 1913
...received the memorable letter confiding to him the germ of the theory of descent. DARWIN wrote thus: "At last gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable: I think I have found (here's presumption...
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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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