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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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Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin

Robert Faggen - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 363 pages
A revealing look at Darwin's influence on the American poet Robert Frost
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In a Dark Wood: The Fight Over Forests and the Myths of Nature

Nature - 535 pages
In a Dark Wood presents a history of debates among ecologists over what constitutes good forestry, and a critique of the ecological reasoning behind contemporary strategies of ...
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Linguistic Studies of Text and Discourse

M.A.K. Halliday - Philosophy - 2006 - 301 pages
...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...towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various...
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Darwin's Religious Odyssey

William E. Phipps - Religion - 2002 - 207 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...and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection.51 "Progress towards perfection" does not follow from Darwin's theory; it appears to be...
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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
...morally progressive state that the history of evolution exemplified and, ultimately, produced. For "as natural selection works solely by and for the...corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection."54 The moral character of nature's actions in regard to her own creations is whispered,...
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Nietzsche, Biology and Metaphor

Gregory Moore - Political Science - 2002
Nietzsche, Biology and Metaphor explores the German philosopher's response to the intellectual debates sparked by the publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. By ...
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Creation

Hans Schwarz - Religion - 2002 - 254 pages
...conditions. Darwin's conclusions in terms of the nature of species were quite optimistic. Since he thought "natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being," he could claim that "all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection....
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...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...towards perfection. It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various...
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Deep Futures: Our Prospects for Survival

Doug Cocks - Nature - 2003 - 332 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...endowments will tend to progress towards perfection ... There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers having been breathed by the Creator...
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Evolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences: Early foundations and later ...

Howard J. Sherman - Evolutionary economics - 2003 - 280 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. It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many...
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