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" The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form ; but this objection... "
The Descent of Man
by Charles Darwin - 1874 - 675 pages
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1874
...Darwin himself admits " that there is a great break in the organic chain between man and his natural allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species" ("Descent of Man"); and not ouly between maa and his natural allies, but between any one species and...
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the ameican church

EDWARD B. BOGGS, D.D. - 1875
...lower form, notwithstanding the connecting links have not been discovered." (DM I, 192) There is " a great break in the organic chain between man and his...be bridged over by any extinct or living species." These facts he frankly recognizes as great difficulties, but treating them as at the most only a lack...
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Lessons from Nature: As Manifested in Mind and Matter

St. George Jackson Mivart - Matter - 1876 - 462 pages
...article of faith though incapable of proof. Thus the formidable objection to Mr. Darwin's theory, that the great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species, is answered simply by an appeal " to a belief in the general principle of evolution " (vol. ip 200),...
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Lessons from Nature, as Manifested in Mind and Matter

St. George Jackson Mivart - Matter - 1876 - 462 pages
...article of faith though incapable of proof. Thus the formidable objection to Mr. Darwin's theory, that the great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species, is answered simply by an appeal " to a belief in the general principle of evolution " (vol. ip 200),...
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Darwinism Tested by Language

Sir Frederick Bateman - Evolution - 1877 - 224 pages
...Darwin tackles this difficulty in the following specious terms. (" Descent of Man," Vol. I., P. 200.) " The great break in the organic chain between Man and...objection will not appear of much weight to those who, convinced by general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution." It will be observed that...
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The Deity

William Cooke - God - 1877 - 556 pages
...405. any kind to prove that there ever was such in the past: Darwin himself admits that there is a "great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species." * Yet such a connecting chain or finely-graduated intermediate species there must have been, as Darwin...
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History of Materialism and Criticism of Its Present Importance: History of ...

Friedrich Albert Lange - Materialism - 1881
...Europe, which man seems to have trodden only as an immigrant after attaining his complete organisation. " The great break in the organic chain between man and...of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some...
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Scientific Sophisms: A Review of Current Theories Concerning Atoms, Apes ...

Samuel Wainwright - Evolution - 1881 - 310 pages
...Ascensive Development it is found necessary to maintain. It is Mr. Darwin himself who tells us of " the great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species." 2 "The fossil remains of man hitherto discovered," says Professor Huxley, " do not seem to take us...
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The baptist Magazine

1882
...development of our mental powers, as to inquire into the origin of life ^tself. He acknowledges that " the great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies cannot be bridged over by any living species." He allows, further, that the connecting link between...
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The Heavenly Bodies: Their Nature and Habitability

William Miller - Life on other planets - 1883 - 347 pages
...inquirers.' Darwin himself, in his work expressly treating of the descent of man,2 is forced to speak of ' the great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species;' and all he can urge in favour,3 is that many forms have become extinct, a position altogether inadmissible...
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