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" ... would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen... "
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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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 12: Sixth Series

Business & Economics - 2003 - 512 pages
...developed the first comprehensive theory of biological evolution: '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?' The endless mutual competition of burgeoning organic forms...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 pages
...Nature (1803), tracing the origins and evolution of life from microscopic specks 'beneath the waves', 'perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind'. Darwin's ideas about evolution (foreshadowing the work of his grandson, Charles Darwin) were raised...
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DARWIN AND DESIGN

Michael RUSE - Philosophy - 2004 - 371 pages
...monarch (butterfly) to monarch (king), as he himself once put it. "Would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE embued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities,...
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Readings in Early Anthropology

James Sydney Slotkin - Social Science - 1965 - 530 pages
...security."117 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, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely

Elizabeth Grosz - Philosophy - 2004 - 314 pages
...time many of the changes of animals . . . 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, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - History - 2003 - 573 pages
...capacity for repeated, continued, gradual modifications: 'VVould it be too bold to imagine', he appealed, 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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Charles Darwin Slept Here: Tales of Human History at World's End

John Woram - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 460 pages
...and feathers instead of hair. And then he drew another conclusion: 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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The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life

David P MINDELL - Science - 2006 - 341 pages
...acquired characters. In Zoonomia, published in 1794, he wrote, "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 . . . with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities, directed by irritations,...
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Evolution 101

Janice Moore, Randy Moore - Science - 2006 - 219 pages
...living filament is and has been the cause of all organic life? 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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture ...
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