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" Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain this similarity of pattern in members of the same class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes. The hopelessness of the attempt has been expressly admitted by Owen in his most interesting... "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

Geology - 1860
...the similarity of pattern in members of the same class by utility or the doctrine of final causes. "On the ordinary view of the independent creation...being, we can only say that so it is, that it has so pleased the Creator to construct each animal and plant." Mr. Darwin, in proposing a theory which...
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The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr - Science - 1982 - 974 pages
...connections no matter how the structures were modified by functional needs. As Darwin rightly said, "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes" (Origin: 435). The real explanation, says Darwin, is as simple as the egg of Columbus. All mammals,...
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The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Helena Cronin - Science - 1993 - 490 pages
...constructed on the same pattern, and should include the same bones, in the same relative positions? ... Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...his most interesting work on the 'Nature of Limbs'. (Darwin 1859, pp. 434-5) (Owen wasn't, of course, forced to 'admit' this point; on the contrary, he...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...numerous modifications of an upper lip, mandibles, and two pairs of maxillae. Analogous laws govern the construction of the mouths and limbs of crustaceans....being, we can only say that so it is; — that it has so pleased the Creator to construct each animal and plant. The explanation is manifest on the theory...
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Biology Laboratory Set Teachers Guide

Christian Liberty Press, Robert Glotzhaber - Science - 2007
...approach to the interpretation of resemblances as Russell Artist points out.7 For example, Darwin says, "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes. . . . On the ordinary view of the independent creation of each being, we can only say that so it is;...
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The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation and Progress in ...

Timothy Shanahan - Philosophy - 2004 - 342 pages
...to the habits of life of each species" (Darwin 1859, p. 199). In the Origin Darwin had asserted that "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain this similarity of pattern in the members of the same class, by utility . . ." (Darwin 1859, pp. 434-35). Hopeless or not, Cain didn't...
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The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought: Roots of Evo-Devo

Ron Amundson - Science - 2005
...functional needs. As Darwin rightly said "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain the similarity of pattern in members of the same class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes." (Mayr 1982: 464) The first sentence of Mayr's passage reiterates Hull's claim of the vacuity of idealism....
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Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State

Nikos Kazantzakis - History - 2012 - 142 pages
..."unperceived causes" and "accidental causes" that can only be conjected; and so on. Darwin states that "nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class by utility or by the doctrine of final causes' (emphasis added). 23. Darwin's evolutionary-biological reductionism encountered resistance from other...
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Evolution 101

Janice Moore, Randy Moore - Science - 2006 - 219 pages
...by varying a basic theme. Darwin, however, thought that Owen's explanation was useless, noting that "nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain this similarity ... by utility or by the doctrine of final causes" and that the similarities are "inexplicable" by...
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Evolution: Beyond the Realm of Real Science

Christopher H. K. Persaud - Religion - 2007 - 420 pages
...of irreverence and conceit relative to his dispute with creationist ideas. In such a regard he said, "Nothing can be more hopeless than to attempt to explain...class, by utility or by the doctrine of final causes. . .On the ordinary view of the independent creation of each being, we can only say that so it is: -...
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