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" It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact. "
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin - 19?? - 238 pages
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 62

Bible - 1905
...EVOLUTION. Darwin acknowledges that " our ignorance of the laws of variation is profound," and that "Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to explanation of a certain number of facts will certainly reject the theory." 2 Wallace finds a positive...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 62

Bible - 1905
...that "Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to explanation of a certain number of facts will certainly reject the theory." a Wallace finds a positive non sequitur the outcome of his examination of comparative brain development....
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The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come ...

James R. Moore - Science - 1981 - 528 pages
...as the most probable explanation of the greatest number of facts relating to the origin of species. 'Any one whose disposition leads him to attach more...to the explanation of a certain number of facts', wrote Darwin at the end of the book, 'will certainly reject my theory'.8 The lesson was a hard one...
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Science and Religion in the 19th Century

Cosslett - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 249 pages
...'explanation': 'It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation", "unity of design" &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact' (sec p. 103). In contrast, Darwin's 'law' of 'natural selection' is not purely descriptive, it is a...
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The Metaphysics of Evolution: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700

David L. Hull - Science - 1989 - 331 pages
...opposite to mine. It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give...of a certain number of facts will certainly reject my theory. A few naturalists, endowed with much flexibility of mind, and who have already begun to...
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Darwin and the General Reader: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution ...

Alvar Ellegård - Science - 1958 - 394 pages
...said, "to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation", "unity of design," & c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact."19) As the only scientifically valid evidence of God's plan was the actually observed paleontological...
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Human Lead Exposure

Herbert L. Needleman - Medical - 1991 - 304 pages
...As Darwin wrote in the concluding chapter of the second edition of On the Origin of Species, "Anyone whose disposition leads him to attach more weight...certain number of facts will certainly reject the theory [of evolution]."3 Why has lead continued to be a major focus of pediatric environmental health research?...
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Charles Darwin's the Origin of Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

David Amigoni, Jeff Wallace - Science - 1995 - 211 pages
...convicton that 'It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as "the plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact' (p. 453). However, the grounds upon which Darwin can deny heuristic value to such formulations and...
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Human Life and the Natural World: Readings in the History of Western Philosophy

Owen Goldin, Patricia Kilroe - Philosophy - 1997 - 245 pages
...to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation" or "unity of design," etc., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact. Anyone whose disposition leads him to attach more weight to unexplained difficulties than to the explanation...
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The Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics

Paul Lawrence Farber - Philosophy - 1994 - 224 pages
...of Species, "It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the 'plan of creation,' 'unity of design,' &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact." 3 Darwin was looking for a scientific explanation of the facts in natural history, and for him, a scientific...
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