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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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Creation

Hans Schwarz - Religion - 2002 - 254 pages
...grandfather, Erasmus Darwin 11731-1802), a renowned poet and physician, had already suggested that "perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind i. . . all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which thegrear first Caa;e endued...
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Darwin and the Barnacle

Rebecca Stott - Science - 2003 - 309 pages
...into rhetorical questions: 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...too bold to imagine, that all warmblooded animals had arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endowed with animality, with the power...
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Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages

Trevor Palmer, Robert N. Brandon - Science - 2003 - 522 pages
...elder Darwin wondered, '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 . . . that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament'. In the same book, he wrote,...
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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 12: Sixth Series

Royal Historical Society - Business & Economics - 2003 - 514 pages
...summation of his myriad ideas, Darwin developed the first comprehensive theory of biological evolution: '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?' The endless mutual competition of burgeoning...
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Darwin and Design

Michael RUSE - Philosophy - 2003 - 371 pages
...the popular phrasing had it, from monarch (butterfly) to monarch (king), as he himself once put it. "Would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE embued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts,...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 pages
...Nature (1803), tracing the origins and evolution of life from microscopic specks 'beneath the waves', 'perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind'. Darwin's ideas about evolution (foreshadowing the work of his grandson, Charles Darwin) were raised...
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Information Theory and Evolution

John Avery - Science - 2003 - 217 pages
...exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind - would it be to bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament?" Lamarck In France, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck (1744-1829),...
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The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely

Elizabeth Grosz - Philosophy - 2004 - 314 pages
.... 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 endured with animosity, with the power of acquiring new parts,...
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The Genius of Erasmus Darwin

Christopher Upham Murray Smith, Robert Arnott - History - 2005 - 416 pages
...two-thirds is given below: 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 . . . possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity, and of...
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Charles Darwin Slept Here

John Woram - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 460 pages
...forth wings instead of arms or legs, and feathers instead of hair. And then he drew another conclusion: 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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