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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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Evolution: Genesis and Revelations: With Readings from Empedocles to Wilson

C. Leon Harris - Social Science - 1981 - 339 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 FlRST CAUSE endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts,...
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The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr - Science - 1982 - 974 pages
...properties of life itself: "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 FIRST GREAT CAUSE endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts,...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...Botanic Garden I, i, 289 20 Would it be too bold to imagine that in the great lengths of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before...mankind, would it be too bold to imagine that all the warmblooded animals have arisen from one living filament which the Great First Cause endued with...
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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Hermione de Almeida - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 432 pages
...speculated, correctly, that the evolution of life on earth began not at the traditional date of 4004 BC but "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind. . . ." For Darwin, the physiological evidence of human evolution was borne witness in the structure...
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Selected Works of George McCready Price

George McCready Price - Religion - 1995 - 489 pages
...after many millions of years. Indeed, his own language was that these processes had been going on " perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind," and that these improvements may continue to go on from generation to generation " world without end."...
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Biology and the Foundations of Ethics

Regents' Professor President's Professor and Parents Association Professor at the School of Life Sciences and Director Center for Biology and Society Jane Maienschein, Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse, Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science Michael Ruse, Robert J. Richards - Philosophy - 1999 - 336 pages
...the earth began to exist, . . . that 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, directed by irritations, sensations, volitions, and associations; and thus possessing the faculty of...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - History - 2000 - 727 pages
...clinched by, the general animation of life, leading Darwin to hail the evolutionary process as a whole: would it be too bold to imagine that ... 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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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...were of the same origin. 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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History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene

James Richard Moore - Science - 2002 - 444 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 the commencement of the history of mankind, all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with...
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The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe

Robert J. Richards - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 587 pages
...the earth began to exist, . . . that 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, directed by irritations, sensations, volitions, and associations; and thus possessing the faculty of...
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