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From the Greeks to Darwin: An Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea - Page 147
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1894 - 259 pages
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Evolution - 1894 - 358 pages
...depends." And so, the strain continues, considering all these things, " would it be too Iwld to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament which THE GUKAT FIRST CAUSE endued with animality, with power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities,...
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Disciples of Aesculapius, Volume 2

Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, Mrs. George Martin - Medicine - 1900
...portion of time many of the changes of animals have been produced, would it be too bold to imagine that in the great length of time since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind — would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution: His Life and Work

Biology - 1901 - 451 pages
...Darwin, we find no hint or trace in any of Lamarck's writings. 8. Great length of time. He speaks of the " great length of time since the earth began to...before the commencement of the history of mankind " (p. 240). In this connection it may be observed that Dr. Darwin emphatically opposes the preformation...
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Makers of the 19th Century

Richard Acland Armstrong - 1901 - 214 pages
...than as a man of science, nevertheless wrote these pregnant words : " Would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the Great First Cause endowed with animality, . . . possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by...
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Outlines of Evolutionary Biology

Arthur Dendy - Biology - 1912 - 454 pages
...of the changes of animals above described have been produced ; would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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Evolution: Genesis and Revelations: With Readings from Empedocles to Wilson

C. Leon Harris - Science - 1981 - 339 pages
...of the changes of animals above described have been produced; would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr - Science - 1982 - 974 pages
...continuing to improve" as one of the basic properties of life itself: "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament,...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...field of air. The Botanic Garden I, i, 289 20 Would it be too bold to imagine that in the great lengths of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions...before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine that all the warmblooded animals have arisen from one living filament...
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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Florida Hermione de Almeida Professor of English University of Miami - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 432 pages
...speculated, correctly, that the evolution of life on earth began not at the traditional date of 4004 BC but "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind. . . ." For Darwin, the physiological evidence of human evolution was borne witness in the structure...
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Selected Works of George McCready Price

George McCready Price, Ronald L. Numbers - Religion - 1995 - 489 pages
...after many millions of years. Indeed, his own language was that these processes had been going on " perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind," and that these improvements may continue to go on from generation to generation " world without end."...
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