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Factors in Organic Evolution: Syllabus of a Course of Elementary Lectures ...
David Starr Jordan
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acquired action activity adaptation advance alike altruism animals apes becomes better birds body cause cells cent characters civilization comes common comparative complex Darwin degeneration dependence descent determining division effect elements environment essential ethics Evolution existence experience facts fish force forms functions gametophyte Germ cells give growth Hence heredity higher human idea important increase individual inherited insects knowledge labor less light limitations living lower means methods mind muscles mutual natural selection nerve never nucleus organs origin pain parent past philosophy plants possible present primitive produced Prof progress protoplasm qualities questions race recognized relation religion result self-activity sense simple single social specialization species stages strength structure struggle for existence theory things tion truth universe variation variety vertebrates waste wings
Page 32 - What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge? As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine ; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Page 134 - Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed ; and make you a new heart and a new spirit : for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel ? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God : wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Page 60 - Careless seems the great Avenger ; history's' pages but record One death-grapple in the darkness 'twixt old systems and the Word ; Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne, — Yet that scaffold sways the Future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Page 144 - The word of the Lord by night To the watching Pilgrims came, As they sat by the seaside, And filled their hearts with flame. God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more; Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.
Page 80 - Systematic work would be easy were it not for this confounded variation, which however is pleasant to me as a speculatist, though odious as a systematist How painfully true is your remark, that no one has hardly a right to examine the question of species, who has not minutely described many...
Page 58 - So careful of the type?' but no. From scarped cliff and quarried stone She cries, 'A thousand types are gone: I care for nothing, all shall go. Thou makest thine appeal to me: I bring to life, I bring to death: The spirit does but mean the breath: I know no more.
Page 56 - Let us not deny it up and down. Providence has a wild, rough, "- incalculable road to its end, and it is of no use to try to whitewash its huge, mixed instrumentalities, or to dress up that terrific benefactor in a clean shirt and white neckcloth of a student in divinity.
Page 80 - After describing a set of forms as distinct species, tearing up my MS., and making them one species, tearing that up and making them separate, and then making them one again (which has happened to me), I have gnashed my teeth, cursed species, and asked what sin I had committed to be so punished.
Page 50 - THERE was a child went forth every day, And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day, Or for many years or stretching cycles of years.
Page 80 - I had thought the same parts of the same species more resemble (than they do anyhow in Cirripedia) objects cast in the same mould. Systematic work would be easy were it not for this confounded variation, which, however, is pleasant to me as a speculatist, though odious to me as a systematist.