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" etc., that I determined to collect, blindly, every sort of fact, which could bear in any way on what are species. ... At last, gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion that I started with) that species are not... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: An Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea - Page 235
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species

Keith Francis - History - 2007 - 192 pages
...Hooker, whom he hardly knew at the time, saying, "I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable." Darwin worried that Hooker might think his "presumption" crazy. 41 In fact, Darwin had been a little...
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Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

Michael Shermer - Science - 2006 - 199 pages
...that, for him, "at last gleams of light have come, & I am almost convinced, (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable." 3 Like confessing a murder. Dramatic words for something as seemingly innocuous as a technical problem...
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How to Prepare for the SAT

Sharon Weiner Green, Ira K. Wolf - Study Aids - 2006 - 851 pages
...Nine years later he wrote in a letter, "I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I (10) started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable." In 1859 he published On the Origin of Species, and in 1871 The Descent of Man. It is fashionable now...
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Darwin and the Nature of Species

David N. Stamos - Philosophy - 2012 - 273 pages
...his letters (January 11, 1844), in which he stated "I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable" (Burkhardt and Smith 1987, 2). Roughly three years later, as indicated in one of his letters to Hooker...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 48, 1909)

...the distribution of the Galapagos organisms, etc., and with the character of the American mammifers, etc., that I determined to collect blindly every sort of fact which could bear in any way on what are called species. I have read heaps of agricultural and horticultural books and have never ceased collecting...
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Darwinism and the Study of Society: A Centenary Symposium

Michael Banton - Social Science - 2003 - 191 pages
...theologians and naturalists alike before 1859, that Darwin, writing to JD Hooker in 1844 could say: 'At last gleams of light have come, and I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable'. 'I think I have found...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 149, no. 3, 2005)

...sense of the dangerous power of his insight: "I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion [sic\ I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable" (11 January 1844; Letters 81). Many earlier writers and investigators (including Darwin's grandfather...
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