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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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Catholic World, Volume 99

Religion - 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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The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas

Charles Coulston Gillispie - Science - 1960 - 562 pages
...is in this more than in any other passage that the real assurance of his scientific grasp appears: Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life. . . . Others have objected that the term selection implies conscious choice in the animals which become...
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Darwin's Metaphor

1988 - 341 pages
...passage contains Darwin's reply to the problems with which the rest of this essay will be concerned. Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...have even imagined that natural selection induces vanability, whereas it implies only the preservation of such variations as anse and are beneficial...
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The Crisis in Sociology: The Need for Darwin

Joseph Lopreato, Timothy Alan Crippen - Social Science - 2001 - 329 pages
...critical of a causal understanding of natural selection. Thus he (1859: 88 emphasis added) wrote: Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life. Quite right. Natural selection is not an agent; it is a demographic process. Darwin may have taken...
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Gene Avatars: The Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution

Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Jean-Pierre Henry, Jacques Arnould - History - 2002 - 287 pages
...of those which are injurious, I have called Natural Selection, or the Survival of the Fittest. [...] it implies only the preservation of such variations...beneficial to the being under its conditions of life. 14 Selected organisms pass their advantage on to their descendants, thus modifying the original "type"...
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Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Barbara Forrest, Paul R. Gross - Science - 2004 - 448 pages
Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of "intelligent design" creationism. They examine the movement's "Wedge ...
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Was Darwin Wrong? Yes

B. a. M. DIV Richard Pittack, Richard B. Pittack - Science - 2007 - 180 pages
...new ones" New Creationism P.29 Darwin mentions the scientists of his day and resisted their views: "Several writers have misapprehended or objected to...selection induces variability, whereas it implies on the preservation of such variations as arise and are beneficial to the being under its conditions...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 93, no. 6)

...(1 : 99) that several of his contemporaries had misapprehended the term natural selection and that Some have even imagined that natural selection induces...being under its conditions of life. No one objects to agriculturalists speaking of the potent effects of man's selection : and in this case the individual...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 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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