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" ... would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen... "
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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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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Biology and the Foundations of Ethics

Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse - Philosophy - 1999 - 336 pages
...reflecting on the morphological similarity of creatures, asked "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, . . . that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - History - 2001 - 727 pages
...of life, leading Darwin to hail the evolutionary process as a whole: would it be too bold to imagine that ... all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which The Great First Cause endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities,...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...little doubt that humans and animals were of the same origin. 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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History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene

James Richard Moore - Science - 2002 - 444 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, all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with...
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The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe

Robert J. Richards - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 587 pages
...considering the morphological similarity of creatures, asked: "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, . . . that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE...
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Creation

Hans Schwarz - Religion - 2002 - 254 pages
...grandfather, Erasmus Darwin 11731-1802), a renowned poet and physician, had already suggested that "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind i. . . all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which thegrear first Caa;e endued...
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Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages

Trevor Palmer - Nature - 2003 - 522 pages
...Zoonomia, which first appeared in 1794, the elder Darwin wondered, 'Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time since the earth began...warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament'. In the same book, he wrote, in a way reminiscent of Lamarck, 'Some birds have acquired harder beaks...
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Darwin and the Barnacle

Rebecca Stott - Science - 2003 - 309 pages
...hesitant, carefully honing his ideas into rhetorical questions: 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 warmblooded animals had arisen from one living filament,...
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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 12: Sixth Series

Royal Historical Society - Business & Economics - 2003 - 514 pages
...developed the first comprehensive theory of biological evolution: 'would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with animality?' The endless mutual competition of burgeoning organic forms...
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