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 Speciesby Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pagesNo preview available
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Elliott Sober - Science - 2008
...designer wanted. In The Origin of Species, Darwin ( 1964: 435) puts the point with a touch of irony: "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." If this simple formula were enough to explain...