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" Shall we conjecture," he says, " that one and the same kind of living filament is and has been the cause of all organic life ? ... I suppose this living filament, of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endowed with the capability... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 144
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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The London Medical and Physical Journal, Volume 2

Medicine - 1799
...filament, as a mafcular fibre, &c. and I fuppofe this living filament, of whatever form it may be, to be endowed with the capability of being excited into action by certain kinds of ftimuli. - * th, 1799- JY An An Hijlorical View of Surgery in the Sixteenth Century. [Continued from...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1813
...of sensation; as, for instance, one of the fibrils which compose the mouth of an absorbent vessel; I suppose this living filament, of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endued with the capacity of being excited into action by certain kinds of stimulus. By the stimulus...
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Zoonomia, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - 1818
...nerve of sensation; as for instance one of the fibrils, which compose the mouth of an absorbent vessel; I suppose this living filament, of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endued with the capability of being excited into action by certain kinds of stimulus. By the stimulus...
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Evolution, Old and New: Or, The Theories of Buffon

Samuel Butler - Evolution - 1879 - 384 pages
...animals; and many families of these animals, long before other families of them, shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filament is and has been the cause of all organic life? * * * * * * * “The late Mr. David Hume in his posthumous works places the powers of generation much...
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Evolution, old and new; or, The theories of Buffon, dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - 1879
...animals; and many families of these animals, long before other families of them, shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filament is and has leen the cause of all organic life I * »»*»*» " The late Mr. David Hume in his posthumous works...
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The Library Magazine, Volume 6

Choice literature - 1880
...nerve of sensation ; as for instance one of the fibrils which compose the mouth of an absorbent vessel. I suppose this living filament of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endued with the capacity of being excited into action by certain kinds of stimulus. By the stimulus...
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Eighteenth Century Essays

Francis Hitchman - 1881 - 386 pages
...nerve of sensation; as for instance one of the fibrils which compose the mouth of an absorbent vessel. I suppose this living filament of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endued with the capacity of being excited into action by certain kinds of stimulus. By the stimulus...
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Evolution, old and new; or, The theories of Buffon, dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - 1882
...of sensation; as, for instance, one of the fibrils which compose the mouth of an absorbent vessel. I suppose this living filament of whatever form it may be, whether sphere, cube, or cylinder, to be endued with the capability of being excited into action by certain kinds of stimulus. By the stimulus...
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Charles Darwin

Grant Allen - 1885 - 206 pages
...animals, and many families of these animals long before other families of them, shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filament is and has been the cause of all organic life ?' A few lines from the ' Temple of Nature,' one of Erasmus Darwin's poetic rhapsodies, containing...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Naturalists - 1894 - 358 pages
...animals; and many families of these animals long before other families of them, shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filament is and has been the cause of all organic life ?" So much for organic life, though this is accompanied by much else in regard to spontaneous generation,...
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