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" ... equally evident that neither the action of the surrounding conditions, nor the will of the organisms (especially in the case of plants) could account for the innumerable cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: An Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1894 - 259 pages
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The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas

Charles Coulston Gillispie - Science - 1960 - 562 pages
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habitats of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. The subject haunted him. He was back in England in October, 1836, having found on his five-year voyage...
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The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Helena Cronin - Science - 1993 - 490 pages
...innumerable cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ... I had always been much struck by such adaptations,...indirect evidence that species have been modified. (Darwin, F. 1 892, p. 42) We have seen that Darwinism explains adaptation by cumulative selection:...
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Charles Darwin's the Origin of Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

David Amigoni, Jeff Wallace - Science - 1995 - 211 pages
...innumerable cases in which organisms of every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life ... I had always been much struck by such adaptations,...prove by indirect evidence that species have been modified.40 Speciation-as-adaptation to changing conditions of life was Darwin's problem (see note...
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On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin, Thomas F. Glick, David Kohn - Reference - 1996 - 356 pages
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life, — for instance a woodpecker or tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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Autobiographies

Charles Darwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 97 pages
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life, - for instance, a woodpecker or tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind

Ian Glynn - Science - 2003 - 456 pages
...particular habits of life, such as those found, for example, in the woodpecker or tree frog - he felt it 'almost useless to endeavour to prove by indirect evidence that species have been modified'. Despite this feeling, in luly 1837, less than a year after his return to England, and in the middle...
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Transforming Leadership: A New Pursuit of Happiness

James MacGregor Burns - Social Science - 2003 - 319 pages
...every kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or plumes." After his return to England, he concluded that "by collecting all facts that bore in any way on the...
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Darwin and the Nature of Species

David N. Stamos - Philosophy - 2012 - 273 pages
...selection, as indicated by what he wrote in his autobiography (1876a). On the topic of adaptation, he wrote "I had always been much struck by such adaptations,...indirect evidence that species have been modified" (199). This needs to be compared with what he wrote on the topic of natural selection: "The old argument...
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Naturally Selected: The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - 2008 - 67 pages
...kind are beautifully adapted to their habits of life — for instance, a woodpecker or a tree-frog to climb trees, or a seed for dispersal by hooks or...indirect evidence that species have been modified. After my return to England it appeared to me that by following the example of Lyell in Geology, and...
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