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" The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form ; but this objection... "
The Descent of Man
by Charles Darwin - 1874 - 675 pages
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Library of universal knowledge, science, Volume 2

1905
...ignorant at how rapid a rate organisms, whether high or low in the scale, may be modified under favorable circumstances; we know, however, that some have retained...of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some...
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Evolution: A Fantasy ...

Langdon Smith - 1909 - 51 pages
...Charles Danoin. The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which can not be bridged over by any extinct or living species,...objection will not appear of much weight to those who believe in the general principle of evolution. At some future period the civilized races of man will...
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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, Volumes 1-2

Charles Darwin - Science - 1871 - 475 pages
...co-descendants of the same species may be not at all changed, some a little, and some greatly changed. Thus it may have been with man, who has undergone...objection will not appear of much weight to those who, convinced by general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks incessantly occur...
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Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology

George W. Stocking - Social Science - 1968 - 380 pages
...accepted part of conventional anthropological wisdom. Darwin simply thrust it into the fossil gap. The "great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies" depended "merely on the number of related forms which have become extinct." At some future period,...
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Orang-utan Biology

Jeffrey H. Schwartz - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1988 - 383 pages
...African ape] are now man's nearest allies." Darwin bemoaned the absence of a fossil record to fill in "the great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies." He also felt that "at some future period ... the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,...
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The Antievolution Pamphlets of William Bell Riley

William Bell Riley, William Vance Trollinger - Religion - 1995 - 221 pages
...voice in protest against its disguising itself in 'scientific' plumes." Again, Mr. Darwin himself says, "The great break in the organic, chain between man...of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution." In other words, they are not open to conviction ! Resting...
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Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin - Evolution (Biology) - 2004 - 738 pages
...ignorant at how rapid a rate organisms, whether high or low in the scale, may be modified under favorable circumstances; we know, however, that some have retained...of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some...
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Manliness

Harvey Claflin Mansfield - Social Science - 2007 - 289 pages
...Species, 16:233, 416, 425. 63. Darwin, Origin of Species, 16:44, 142; Descent of Man, 22:25, 61. 64. "The great break in the organic chain between man...his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by an extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is...
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EVOLUTION: A Grand Monument to Human Stupidity

Daniel Jappah - Science - 2007 - 428 pages
...The Descent of Man, Darwin provided the "scientific" justification for race-inspired extermination. "The great break in the organic chain between man...of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 14; Volume 77

1871
...should be received as an article of faith. Thus the formidable objection to Mr. Darwin's theory, that the great break in the organic chain between man and...be bridged over by any extinct or living species, is answered simply by an appeal " to a belief in the general principle of evolution" (vol. ip 200),...
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