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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. "
A Primer of Darwinism and Organic Evolution - Page 232
by Joseph Young Bergen, Fanny Dickerson Bergen - 1890 - 261 pages
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Zoonomia, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - 1818
...their defence against other adversaries, because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest amongst the males...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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Evolution, Old and New: Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - Electronic books - 1879 - 384 pages
...because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest among the males seems to be that the strongest and most...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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Nature, Volume 20

Sir Norman Lockyer - Science - 1879
...game birds are armed, and which they use in fighting, he says: " The final cause of this contest among the males seems to be that the strongest and most...the species, which should thence become improved." We cannot see, however, that he had any clear notion of the general act.on of the law of the survival...
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Erasmus Darwin

Ernst Krause - Biologists - 1879 - 216 pages
...defence against other adversaries, " because the females of these species are " without this armour. The final cause of this " contest amongst the males...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
...defence against other adversaries, " because the females of these species are " without this armour. The final cause of this " contest amongst the males...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 - Evolution - 1879 - 384 pages
...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 improved." * Dr. Darwin would have been on stronger ground if he had said that the effect of the contest among...
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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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The Development Theory: A Brief Statement for General Readers

Joseph Young Bergen, Fanny Dickerson Bergen - Evolution - 1884 - 240 pages
...not provided for their defence against other adversaries, because the females in these species are without this armor. The final cause of this contest...improved." Also (as has been suggested to me by Professor GM Harmon of Tufts College), Dr. Darwin seems to have appreciated the fact of a struggle for existence,...
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Development Theory

Joseph Young Bergen, Mrs. Fanny Dickerson Bergen - Evolution - 1884 - 240 pages
...against other adversaries, becanse the females in these species are without this armor. The final canse of this contest amongst the males seems to be, that...improved." Also (as has been suggested to me by Professor GM Harmon of Tufts College), I>r. Darwin seems to have appreciated the fact of a struggle for existence,...
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Charles Darwin

Grant Allen - Biologists - 1885 - 206 pages
...because the females of these species are without this armour. The final cause of this contest among the males seems to be that the strongest and most...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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