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Copyright, 1883.
By Fowler & Wells.

CONTENTS.

79-106

PAGE.

CHAPTER I.-PRELIMINARY-Classification of Animals and

Plants—What are Species-Evolution of Same Kind the

Prevailing Idea......

6-16

CHAPTER II.-THEORIES_Of Lamarck and Others—Dar-

winian Theory_Views of Owen, Huxley, Spencer, and

others, in relation thereto......

17-52

CHAPTER III.-THEORIES—Darwinian (Continued)—Sexual

Selection-Æsthetic Taste in Animals-How Man Be-

came Denuded of Hair......

53-78

CHAPTER IV.-THEORIES—Darwinian (Continued)—Laws of

Heredity-Secondary Sexual Distinctions—Origin of the

Sexes, and their Distinctions—Rudimentary and Aborted

Organs....

CHAPTER V.-WHAT IS LIFE ?-Views of Buchner and

others-Speculations and Definitions of Herbert Spencer

-Author's Definition.

..107-125

CHAPTER VI.-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN

LIFE- Animal Life Fractional-Man's Life more than

the sum of Animal-Difference between Mind and In-

stinct-Difference as to Language...

. 126-147

CHAPTER VII.-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND ANIMALS

IN BRAIN CAPACITY-Difference as to the Marriage Re-

lation.....

. 148–166

CHAPTER VIII.-ANTIQUITY OF MAN–The Old Idea-

First Traces of Man in the Pliocene-The Pre-historic

Ages-Ancient Literature-Brain and Mental Capacity

of Primitive Man-Primitive Man Uncivilized, but not

Inferior-General Conclusions......

.....167-193

CHAPTER IX.-IS THERE AN INTELLIGENT FIRST CAUSE-

General View—Theories Examined-Pain and Suffer-

ing not Inconsistent with Design-Evidences of Design

in Nature-Universality of Belief in a Personal Deity...194-221

CHAPTER X.-THE ORDER OF CREATION–From Lowest

Form to Man......

..222-247

CHAPTER XI.—THE NEW THEORY-A Matrix Necessary to

Reproduction-Evidence of Embryology-Extraordinary

Generation-Male and Female Elements in Creation

Miraculous Conception-Psychological Preparation for

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