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" Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection. "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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On the origin of species by means of natural selection ; or, The ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1875 - 458 pages
...broken, and that no cataclysm, has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection works solely by and for tho pood of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tent) to progress towards perfection....
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The Problem of Human Life: Embracing the "Evolution of Sound" and "Evolution ...

Alexander Wilford Hall - Evolution - 1880 - 512 pages
...hence a contradiction in terms, Mr. Darwin says: — "As natural selection works solely for and by the good of each being all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection." — Origin of Species, p. 428. Professor Huxley entertains the same idea of evolution...
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Darwinism Stated by Darwin Himself: Characteristic Passages from the ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1884 - 351 pages
...broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. THE GRANDEUR OF THIS VIEW OP LIFE. _ It is interesting to contemplate a tangled...
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The errors of evolution, ed., with an intr., by H.L. Hastings

Robert Patterson - 1885
...all animals and plants are descended from some one prototype. But analogy may be a deceitful guide And as natural selection works solely by and for the...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. . . . Thus from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object...
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Philistinism: plain words concerning certain forms of modern skepticism

Richard Heber Newton - Apologetics - 1886 - 332 pages
...revealing this goal of our costly progress. Mr. Darwin declares, as he closes his " Origin of Species : " " As natural selection works solely by and for the good...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." It follows that evil must gradually disappear from human life, as imperfections grow out towards perfection,...
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Life of Charles Darwin

Bettany, G. T. (George Thomas), John Parker Anderson - Evolution - 1887 - 175 pages
...created. . . . We may look forward with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as natural selection works solely by and...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection." The concluding sentence of the " Origin of Species" has become one of our classical quotations. " There...
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John Francis, Publisher of the Athenæum: A Literary Chronicle of ..., Volume 2

Athenaeum (London, England) - 1888
...the whole world. Hence, we may look with some confidence to a secure future of equally inappreciable length. And as Natural Selection works solely by and...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection.' After all, this book is but an abstract : — it is the pilot balloon to a greater machine. Probably...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 33

Technology - 1888
...suffering which might have been avoided. And here Darwinism gives us a hint, if it is but a hint : " Natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being." f The arrangement of the world is " generally beneficent," I and " tends to progress toward perfection."...
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Harmony Between Science and Revelation

Januarius De Concilio - Apologetics - 1889 - 261 pages
...system is absolutely out of question." George. — " 'A natural selection,' says Darwin, 'works solely for the good of each being; all corporeal and mental...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection' ('Origin of the Species,' page 428). And again: 'The continued production of new forms, which implies...
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The University Magazine and Free Review, Volume 7

John Mackinnon Robertson, G. Astor Singer - 1897
...broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection...being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend 1 Italics are ours. to progress towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate i tangled bank,...
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