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" ... would it be too bold to imagine, that all warmblooded 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, directed by irritations,... "
A Primer of Darwinism and Organic Evolution - Page 226
by Joseph Young Bergen, Fanny Dickerson Bergen - 1890 - 261 pages
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler - American essays - 1900 - 4190 pages
...Loves of the Plants,"—from whom and Lord Monboddo he inherited his theory of "The Descent of Man." "Would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament?" — asks the elder Darwin — "from one living filament which the great First Cause endued...
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Makers of the 19th Century

Richard Acland Armstrong - 1901 - 214 pages
...more distinguished as a poet than as a man of science, nevertheless wrote these pregnant words : " Would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the Great First Cause endowed with animality, . . . possessing the faculty of continuing...
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Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution: His Life and Work

Alpheus Spring Packard - Biology - 1901 - 451 pages
...any of Lamarck's writings. 8. Great length of time. He speaks of the "great length of time since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind " (p. 240). In this connection it may be observed that Dr. Darwin emphatically opposes the preformation...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...Loves of the Plants," — from whom and Lord Monboddo he inherited his theory of "The Descent of Man." "Would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament?" — asks the elder Darwin — "from one living filament which the great First Cause endued...
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Outlines of evolutionary biology

Arthur Dendy - 1912 - 454 pages
...described have been produced ; 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...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,...
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The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler: Evolution, old and new

Samuel Butler - Epic poetry, Greek - 1924
...described have been produced; 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...all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the Great First Cause endued with animality, with the power of attaining new parts,...
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Theory of History

Frederick John Teggart - History - 1925 - 231 pages
...There is no exception to be taken to the tentative suggestion of Erasmus Darwin (1794) that "since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, ... all warmblooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the great First Cause endued...
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The Ways of Life

Richard Swann Lull - Evolution - 1925 - 365 pages
...changes have been produced, would it be too bold to imagine, in the great length of time since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the first great Cause imbued...
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The Predicament of Evolution

George McCready Price - Evolution - 1925 - 128 pages
...effects had brought about great changes in plants and animals, and that these changes had been going on "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind." They would also continue into the future, as he said, "world without end." Lamarck (1744-1829), the...
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Creation and Cosmology: A Historical and Comparative Inquiry

E. O. James - Religion - 1970 - 148 pages
...naturalism of Hume, suggested that all warm-blooded animals may have arisen from one living filament which the Great First Cause endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts to improve its own inherent activity, andof delivery of these improvements by generation to its posterity.'...
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