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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 101

Janice Moore, Randy Moore - Science - 2006 - 219 pages
...cause of all organic life? 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?" Erasmus Darwin also suggested that species' survival was governed by "laws of nature" rather...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...lowly origin. The Descent of Man ch. 21 (1871) Erasmus Darwin English scientist and poet, 1731-1802 1 t It's Nice. Title of song (1870) English philosopher, 1632-1704 1 New opinions are alway filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts...
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The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life

David P MINDELL - Science - 2006 - 341 pages
...published in 1794, he wrote, "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 . . . with the power of acquiring...
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Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750-1850

Diana Donald - Art - 2007 - 377 pages
...between all animal species, including man, existed because all had 'arisen from one living filament . . . perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind'. In some this filament in its advance to maturity has acquired hands and fingers ... as in mankind....
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Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture ...

Christa Knellwolf King, Jane R. Goodall - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 225 pages
...(1767). Following their lead, Darwin explains the importance of the senses in Zoonomia when he ponders: 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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Proceedings and Transactions of the Liverpool Biological Society, Volumes 11-12

Liverpool Biological Society - 1897
...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 aiiimality, with the power of acquiring new parts,...
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Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal and Western Lancet, Volume 25

Medicine - 1883
...this distinct outline: " Would it I* 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 now parts,...
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Nature, Volume 21

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1880
...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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Creation and Cosmology: A Historical and Comparative Inquiry

E. O. James - Religion - 1969 - 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, and of delivery of these improvements by generation to its posterity.'...
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Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life ...

Erasmus Darwin - Evolution - 1801
...time, fince the earth began to exilr, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the hiltory of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arifen from one living filament, which THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE endued with animality, with the power...
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