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" nor the will of the organisms * (especially in the case of plants), could account for the innumerable cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ; for instance, the woodpecker or the tree frog to climb trees,... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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The Shipley collection of scientific papers, Volume 37

Zoology - 1894
...surrounding conditions nor the will of the organism (especially in the case of plants) could account for the cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life." Nothing can be more characteristic than the following in his long letter to Lyell, October 11, 1857....
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Autobiography and Selected Letters

Charles Darwin - Science - 1958 - 365 pages
...subject hsunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surroundibg conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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Autobiography and Selected Letters

Charles Darwin - Science - 1958 - 365 pages
...subject hsunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surroundibg conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas

Charles Coulston Gillispie - Science - 1960 - 562 pages
...the action of the surrounding conditions [for these did not differ materially from island to island], nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habitats of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal...
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The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Helena Cronin - Science - 1993 - 490 pages
An enthralling account of the arguments about altruism and sexual selection raging since Darwin's day.
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Charles Darwin's the Origin of Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

David Amigoni - Science - 1995 - 211 pages
...his autobiography: But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ... I had always been much struck by such adaptations, and until these could be explained it seemed...
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On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin - Reference - 1996 - 356 pages
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...adapted to their habits of life, — for instance a woodpecker or tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature

Peter Godfrey-Smith - Philosophy - 1998 - 328 pages
...visible feature of the organic world. Darwin thought that a satisfactory theory of evolution had to account for "the innumerable cases in which organisms...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life" (Darwin, 1969. p. 119).2 6 But in addition to this role as explanandum. individual differences in levels...
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Autobiographies

Charles Darwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 97 pages
Presents a fragment of a memoir that Darwin wrote at the age of twenty-nine, and the longer piece entitled "Recollections," which he wrote in 1876.
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life—for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...
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