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Page 428 - ... no shadow of reason can be assigned for the belief that variations, alike in nature and the result of the same general laws, which have been the ground-work through natural selection of the formation of the most perfectly adapted animals in the world, man included, were intentionally and specially guided. However much we may wish it, we can hardly follow Professor Asa Gray in his belief 'that variation has been led along certain beneficial lines, like a stream, along definite and useful lines...
Page 75 - Unless the characteristics and conformation of the two breeds are altogether averse to each other, nature opposes no barrier to their successful admixture ; so that, in the course of time, by the aid of selection and careful weeding, it is practicable to establish a new breed altogether.