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" The question is of course wholly distinct from that higher one, whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the universe; and this has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed. If, however, we include under... "
The Descent of Man: And Selection in Relation to Sex - Page 96
by Charles Darwin - 1874 - 705 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 134

1871
...supernatural is held by Mr. Darwin to be the result of the development of the intellectual faculties : — ' Nor is it difficult to comprehend how it arose. As...important faculties of the imagination, wonder and curiosity, together with some power of reasoning, had become partially developed, man would naturally...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1877
...respecting it at the feet of Darwin, than at the feet of Moses. He proceeds, " If, however, we include in the term religion, the belief in unseen or spiritual...seems to be universal with the less civilised races." To a creature altogether material, whence came such a belief? How came it to be universal, especially...
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The Descent of man, Volume 2

Charles Darwin - Human evolution - 1871
...the affirmative by the highest intP^l^ti thatjave ever lived. X\flAu{ ^ If, however, we include un&er the term " religion " the belief in unseen or spiritual...is wholly different ; for this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilized races. Nor is it difficult to comprehend how it arose. As...
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Instinct: Its Office in the Animal Kingdom, and Its Relation to the Higher ...

Paul Ansel Chadbourne - Instinct - 1872 - 307 pages
...written, denies that man has naturally the idea of God, but he grants all we claim, when he says, " If, however, we include under the term ' religion...case is wholly different, for this belief seems to be almost universal ivith the less civilized races!1 And the poor Fuegian declared in the most solemn...
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Homo Versus Darwin: A Judicial Examination of Statements Recently Published ...

William Penman Lyon - Creationism - 1872 - 155 pages
...unseen or spiritual agencies . . . this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilized races. Nor is it difficult to comprehend how it arose....important faculties of the imagination, wonder, and curiosity, together with some power of reasoning, had become partially developed, man would naturally...
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Homo v. Darwin, a judicial examination of statements recently published by ...

William Penman Lyon, Charles Robert Darwin - 1872
...unseen or spiritual agencies . . . this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilized races. Nor is it difficult to comprehend how it arose....important faculties of the imagination, wonder, and curiosity, together with some power of reasoning, had become partially developed, man would naturally...
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Homo Versus Darwin: A Judicial Examination of Statements Recently Published ...

William Penman Lyon - Creationism - 1872 - 155 pages
...Lord 0. By all means, Mr. Darwin ; let us have your views on this point. Darwin. " If," my Lord, " we include under the term ' religion ' the belief in unseen or spiritual agencies . . . this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilized races. Nor is it difficult to...
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Caliban: The Missing Link

Sir Daniel Wilson - Caliban (Fictitious character) - 1873 - 274 pages
...affirmative by the highest intellects that have ever lived. If, however, we include under the name " religion" the belief in unseen or spiritual agencies,...case is wholly different; for this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilised races.' But, on the hypothesis of evolution, there is no difficulty...
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Religion and Morality

Richard Travers Smith - Apologetics - 1876 - 126 pages
...universe ; and this has been answered in the affirmative by the highest intellects that have ever lived. If, however, we include under the term, ' religion,...is wholly different ; for this belief seems to be almost universal with the less civilized races." 2. " The feeling of religious devotion is a highly...
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Was Man Created?

Henry Augustus Mott - Creation - 1880 - 151 pages
...Omnipotent God ; and in this assertion almost all the learned men concur. "If, however," says Darwin, "we include under the term religion, the belief in...for this belief seems to be universal with the less civilized races. Nor is it difficult to understand how it arose." The savage has a stronger belief...
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