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" The final cause, of this contest amongst the males seems to be, that the strongest and most active animal should propagate the species, which should thence become improved. "
Nature - Page 141
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Zoonomia, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - 1818
...because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest amongst the males seems to be, that the strongest and most...the species, which should thence become improved. Another- great want consists in the means of procuring food, which has diversified the forms of all...
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The Midland Naturalist: Journal of the Midland Union of Natural ..., Volumes 1-2

Natural history - 1878
...animals. With respect to Sexual Selection, ho observes " the final cause of this contention amongst the males seems to be that the strongest and most...animal should propagate the species, which should hence become improved." He lays stress on the effect of the natural or artificial cultivation of animals,...
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Nature, Volume 20

Sir Norman Lockyer - Science - 1879
...Spencer, illustrating their views on evolution, and giving altogether a fair idea of the progress of modem thought on this important subject. But the main object...however, that he had any clear notion of the general act.on of the law of the survival of the fittest, nor of the important part it necessarily plays in...
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Evolution, Old and New: Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - Electronic books - 1879 - 384 pages
...their defence against other adversaries, because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest among the males seems...the species, which should thence become improved." * Dr. Darwin would have been on stronger ground if he had said that the effect of the contest among...
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Erasmus Darwin

Ernst Krause - Biologists - 1879 - 216 pages
...because the females of these species are " without this armour. The final cause of this " contest amongst the males seems to be, that the " strongest and most active animal should pro" pagate the species, which should thence become " improved. " Another great want consists in the...
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Erasmus Darwin, tr. by W.S. Dallas

Ernst Ludwig Krause - 1879
...because the females of these species are " without this armour. The final cause of this " contest amongst the males seems to be, that the " strongest and most active animal should pro" pagate the species, which should thence become " improved. " Another great want consists in the...
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Evolution, Old and New: Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - Electronic books - 1879 - 384 pages
...their defence against other adversaries, because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest among the males seems to be (hat the strongest and most active animal should propagate the species, which should thence become...
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Nature, Volume 21

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1880
...possession of the female, he says : — " ' The final cause of this contest amongst the males scons to be, that the strongest and most active animal should...the species, which should thence become improved.' " He concludes as follows the long passage in which this idea occurs : — "'From thus meditating on...
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Development Theory

Joseph Young Bergen, Fanny Dickerson Bergen - Evolution - 1884 - 240 pages
...becanse the females in these species are without this armor. The final canse of this contest amongst the males seems to be, that the strongest and most...the species, which should thence become improved." Also (as has been suggested to me by Professor GM Harmon of Tufts College), I>r. Darwin seems to have...
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Charles Darwin

Grant Allen - 1885 - 206 pages
...their defence against other adversaries, because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest among the males seems...the species, which should thence become improved.' It must be noticed, however, that Erasmus Darwin here imports into the question the metaphysical and...
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