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" Several writers have misapprehended or objected to the term Natural Selection, Some have even imagined that natural selection induces variability, whereas it' implies only the. preservation of such variations as arise and are beneficial to the being under... "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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Scottish Metaphysics: Reconstructed in Accordance with the Principles of ...

E. Edmond - Metaphysics - 1887 - 244 pages
...difference and variation, but rejects variations that are of no service to the species ; it preserves such variations as arise and are beneficial to the being under its conditions of life ; it acts by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Science - 1887
...precise words repeated in several places (see pages 71, 91, 123, &c.). At page 91 he says : " Some writers have misapprehended or objected to the term natural selection. Some have imagined that natural selection induces variability ; whereas it implies only the preservation of such...
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Evolution in Religion

William Ward McLane - Evolution - 1892 - 266 pages
...life as tend more and more to become improved in relation to their environment. " Natural selection implies only the preservation of such variations as...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life." 1 " Man selects only for his own good, Nature only for that of the being which she tends." " Sexual...
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The Auk, Volume 9

Birds - 1892
...ELLIOT, Inheritance of Acquired Characters. *JQ tions, I call natural selection.* Some," he states, "have even imagined that natural selection induces...implies only the preservation of such variations as occur, and are beneficial to the being under its conditions of life" ; and he farther says,t "unless...
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Christianity and evolution

James Iverach - Evolution - 1894 - 232 pages
...Cunningham, p. xxi.) With this view of the action of natural selection Mr. Darwin seems himself to agree : " Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life" (Origin of Species, p. 110). But does Mr. Darwin himself always use the words in this sense ? On the...
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The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution

Edward Drinker Cope - Evolution - 1904 - 547 pages
...possessors. This fact is more distinctly pointed out in the same work (p. 63) where the author remarks: "Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...being under its conditions of life. No one objects to agricultur1sts speaking of the potent effects of man's selection, and in this case the individual differences...
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The Divine Pedigree of Man; Or, The Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to ...

Thomson Jay Hudson - Evolution - 1899 - 379 pages
...preservative, not causative. This, indeed, is all that Darwin himself claimed for natural selection. " It implies only the preservation of such variations...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life," 1 are his words. The rest was left to chance. Romanes adopts natural selection as his theory of the...
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Christian Apologetics: A Series of Addresses Delivered Before the Christian ...

George Henslow, Henry Wace - Apologetics - 1903 - 133 pages
...procedure at all, as so many writers say. It is, as Darwin insisted, only a metaphor. Thus he writes : "Some have even imagined that natural selection induces...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life. . . . Others have objected that as plants have no volition, natural selection is not applicable to...
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The Soul: A Study and an Argument

David Syme - Instinct - 1903 - 234 pages
...select or preserve profitable variations. All through, Nature, or natural selection,4 1 " Some have imagined that natural selection induces variability,...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life." Origin of Species, p. 58. 2 " Unless such occur, natural selection can do nothing." Ibid. p....
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Catholic World, Volume 99

1914
...Darwin's own time, and corrected by Darwin himself in later editions of his book, in which he says : " Some have even imagined that Natural Selection induces...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life." If Natural Selection cannot cause a variation as, of course, it cannot it is quite clear that,...
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