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" Darwin opened his first note-book for the collection of facts which bore in any way on variation in animals and plants under domestication and in Nature. He says : " I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale... "
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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Poetics and Praxis, Understanding and Imagination: The Collected Essays of O ...

O. B. Hardison - Literary Collections - 1997 - 457 pages
...science. Darwin explicitly recognizes his debt to Bacon in his Autobiography (1876): I worked on the true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale. The book brings together twenty years of painstaking, minutely detailed observation ranging over the...
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Modern Environmentalism: An Introduction

David Pepper - Business & Economics - 1996 - 376 pages
...Nature (1863) was born of an era of massive empirical observation of the natural world. 'I worked on Baconian principles and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale', wrote Darwin (cited in Ferris 1990, 233). Darwinian evolutionary theory was therefore cast in the mould...
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Modern Environmentalism: An Introduction

David Pepper - Business & Economics - 1996 - 376 pages
...Nature (1863) was born of an era of massive empirical observation of the natural world. 'I worked on Baconian principles and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale', wrote Darwin (cited in Ferris 1990, 233). Darwinian evolutionary theory was therefore cast in the mould...
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Insect Ecology

Peter W. Price - Science - 1997 - 874 pages
Insect Ecology is the world's foremost reference to the never-ending and crucial interactions of the richest taxon of organisms on this earth, with perhaps some 8 million ...
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Will Science Come to an End

N. S. Prasad - Science - 1998 - 259 pages
...Let us see what Darwin himself said about his theory. "My first note book was opened in July 1837. I worked on true Baconian principles, and without...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions, by printed inquiries, by conversations with skillful breeders and gardeners and by extensive...
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Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural ...

Jean Gayon - Philosophy - 1998 - 516 pages
...Darwin recalls this choice and explains its significance: My first note-book was opened in July 1837.1 worked on true Baconian principles, and without any...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions, by printed enquiries, by conversation with skilful breeders and gardeners, and by extensive...
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The Uncertain Sciences

Bruce Mazlish - HISTORY - 1998 - 328 pages
...Selected Letters, ed. Francis Darwin (New York: Dover, 1958), 25. In this account, Darwin claims that he "worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale" (42). As a glance at Darwin's work shows, this is patently false; a stream of theorizing always surrounded...
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Idealization X: The Richness of Idealization, Volume 10

Izabella Nowakowa, Leszek Nowak - Business & Economics - 2000 - 519 pages
...nsight perhaps be thrown on the whole subject. My fu'st note.book was opened in July i837. I worked out on true Baconian principles, and without any theory...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions . .1 soon perceived that selection was the keystone of man's success in making useful races...
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Evolution in an Anthropological View

C. Loring Brace - Science - 2000 - 407 pages
...in the "Autobiography" posthumously included in his Life and Letters, he asserted that he had always "worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale" (quoted in Ghiselin, 1969:4; and in Beer, 1983:82). Those words were right in line with what was expected...
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The Borderlands of Science : Where Sense Meets Nonsense: Where Sense Meets ...

Michael Shermer - Science - 2001 - 368 pages
...acknowledging Bacon's development of inductive reasoning: "My first note-book was opened in July 1837. I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a whole-sale scale." 54 The following year Darwin read the English economist Thomas Malthus's Essay on Population, crediting...
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