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" It was evident that such facts as these, as well as many others, could only be explained on the supposition that species gradually become modified ; and the subject haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions,... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1894 - 259 pages
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Darwiniana: essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evolution - 1894 - 475 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...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 plumes. I had always...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...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 a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his ...

Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin - Science - 1896
...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 a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Beagle Expedition - 1897
...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 a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 11

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1897
...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...plants), could account for the innumerable cases in which THE APE-MAN. Photogravure from a painting by Gabriel Max. Professor Max has long been known to the...
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Pioneers of evolution from Thales to Huxley: With an intermediate chapter on ...

Edward Clodd - Science - 1897 - 274 pages
...was equally evident that " none of the evolutionary theories then current in the scientific world " could account for the innumerable cases in which organisms...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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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 11

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1897
...joy. The original painting is owned by the celebrated Darwinian philosopher Ernest Haeck*! of Jena, organisms of 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 plumes. I had always...
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The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer ...

Natural history - 1902 - 173 pages
...haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the 35 •will of the organisms (especially in the case of...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 plumes. I had always...
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The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer ...

Natural history - 1902 - 173 pages
...haunted me. But it was equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the 35 will of the organisms (especially in the case of plants)...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 Great Events by Famous Historians ...

Rossiter Johnson, Charles Francis Horne, John Rudd - World history - 1905
...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 a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes. I had always...
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