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From the Greeks to Darwin: An Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea - Page 147
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1894 - 259 pages
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Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence

George Dyson - Technology & Engineering - 1998 - 286 pages
Traces the course of and personalities involved in the information revolution and illuminates the development of artificial intelligence
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Biology and the Foundations of Ethics

Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse - Philosophy - 1999 - 336 pages
...reflecting on the morphological similarity of creatures, asked "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, . . . that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - History - 2001 - 727 pages
...of life, leading Darwin to hail the evolutionary process as a whole: would it be too bold to imagine that ... all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which The Great First Cause endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities,...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...little doubt that humans and animals were of the same origin. Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene

James Richard Moore - Science - 2002 - 444 pages
...of the changes of animals above described have been produced; would it be too bold to imagine that in the great length of time since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with...
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The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe

Robert J. Richards - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 587 pages
...considering the morphological similarity of creatures, asked: "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, . . . that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE...
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Creation

Hans Schwarz - Religion - 2002 - 254 pages
...grandfather, Erasmus Darwin 11731-1802), a renowned poet and physician, had already suggested that "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind i. . . all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which thegrear first Caa;e endued...
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Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages

Trevor Palmer - Nature - 2003 - 522 pages
...Zoonomia, which first appeared in 1794, the elder Darwin wondered, 'Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time since the earth began...warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament'. In the same book, he wrote, in a way reminiscent of Lamarck, 'Some birds have acquired harder beaks...
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Darwin and the Barnacle

Rebecca Stott - Science - 2003 - 309 pages
...hesitant, carefully honing his ideas into rhetorical questions: Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warmblooded animals had arisen from one living filament,...
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Science and the Search for God

Gary A. Kowalski - Religion - 2003 - 186 pages
...time. Indeed, his own grandfather Erasmus had asked the question: Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament...
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