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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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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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Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and ...

Gillian Beer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 277 pages
...all the odder, as Medawar has observed, Darwin's much later contention in the Autobiography that he ‘worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale'. 9 The status of analogy as a part of the process of valid argumentation, rather than simply as an illustrative...
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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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Autobiographies

Charles Darwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 97 pages
...some light might perhaps be thrown on the whole subject. 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 enquiries, by conversation with skilful breeders and gardeners, and by extensive...
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Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

George Levine - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 326 pages
...his facts with a purpose. He claims, for example, that in his first notebook, opened in July 1837, he “worked on true Baconian principles, and without...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions, by printed enquiries, by conversation with skillful breeders and gardeners, and by extensive...
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In Darwin's Shadow : The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace: A ...

Michael Shermer - Science - 2002 - 448 pages
...rules of Induction, but by those of Hypothesis." 9 In response to his critics Darwin pleaded that he "worked on true Baconian principles and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale," but it was special pleading at best. Just before its publication, in fact, he confided to the American...
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The Return of Science: Evolution, History, and Theory

Philip Pomper, David Gary Shaw - History - 2002 - 306 pages
...he was an active theoriser." 12 Misleadingly at one point, Darwin commented that he operated solely on "true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale." This was a sop to his positivist doubters. Theory was always present in Darwin's observation of what...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...some light might perhaps be thrown on the whole subject. My first notebook was opened in July 1837. I worked on true Baconian principles, and without...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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An Invitation to Anthropology: The Structure, Evolution, and Cultural ...

Josep R. Llobera - Social Science - 2003 - 262 pages
...which could possibly have any bearing on it'. In his Autobiography (1887: 119)) he says explicitly: 'I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale'. On the other hand, if we look at Darwin's scientific notebooks and correspondence, it is obvious that...
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An Invitation to Anthropology: The Structure, Evolution, and Cultural ...

Josep R. Llobera - Social Science - 2003 - 262 pages
...which could possibly have any bearing on it'. In his Autobiography (1887: 119)) he says explicitly: 'I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale'. On the other hand, if we look at Darwin's scientific notebooks and correspondence, it is obvious that...
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