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" That which we were looking for, and could not find, was a hypothesis respecting the origin of known organic forms, which assumed the operation of no causes but such as could be proved to be actually at work. We wanted, not to pin our faith to that or... "
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Page 550
by Francis Darwin - 1887
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 2

Charles Darwin - Autobiography - 1887
...contemporaries who thought seriously about the matter, were very much in my own state of mind — inclined to say to both Mosaists and Evolutionists, " a plague...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The ' Origin ' provided us with the...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Biologists - 1888
...Wollaston's conservatism. With regard to Hooker, he was already, like Voltaire's Habbakuk, "capable df tout" in the way of advocating Evolution. As I have...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The ' Origin ' provided us with the...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 2

Charles Darwin - Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 - 1888
...to both Mosaists and Evolutionists, " a plague on both your * ' Life and Letters,' vol. ii p. 212. houses ! " and disposed to turn aside from an interminable...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The ' Origin ' provided us with the...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and ..., Volume 24

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...were looking for, and could not find, was an hypothesis respecting the origin of known organic forme which, assumed the operation of no causes but such...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The Origin provided us with the working...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Sir Francis Darwin, Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1891 - 558 pages
...contemporaries who thought seriously about the matter, were very much in my own state of mind — inclined to say to both Mosaists and Evolutionists, " a plague...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The ' Origin ' provided us with the...
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Christianity and Evolution

James Iverach - Bible and evolution - 1894 - 232 pages
...central idea of the Origin of Species, and contains the quintessence of Darwinism." (Vol. ii., p. 195.) "That which we were looking for and could not find...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts, and have their validity tested. The Origin provided us with the working...
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Christianity and Evolution

James Iverach - Bible and evolution - 1894 - 232 pages
...central idea of the Origin of Species, and contains the quintessence of Darwinism." (Vol. ii., p. 195.) " That which we were looking for and could not find...forms, which assumed the operation of no causes but sueh as could be proved to be actually at work. We wanted not to pin our faith to that or any other...
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Evolution and Dogma

John Augustine Zahm - Evolution - 1896 - 461 pages
...it take him straight home or not, certainly goes his way." What naturalists were then looking for " was a hypothesis respecting the origin of known organic...but such as could be proved to be actually at work." " The facts of variability," continues Huxley, "of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions,...
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Agnosticism and Religion

Jacob Gould Schurman - Agnosticism - 1896 - 181 pages
...causes, it was really no scientific explanation to say that species were created. Darwinism assumed no causes but such as could be proved to be actually at work. It had, therefore, the essential requisite of every scientific hypothesis. Whether it was adequate...
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Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley: With an Intermediate Chapter on ...

Edward Clodd - Evolution - 1897 - 274 pages
...A plague on both your houses ! ' and disposed to turn aside from an interminable and ap- ' parently fruitless discussion to labour in the fertile fields...hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts, and have their validity tested. The Origin provided us with the working...
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