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" I may be allowed to personify the natural preservation or survival of the fittest, cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they are useful to any being. She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional difference, on the... "
The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species - Page 136
by Robert Mackenzie Beverley - 1867 - 386 lehte
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The Quarterly Journal of Science, 3. köide

1866
...of modification ; and yet, as we have been told, " Nature," or " Natural Selection," can itself act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional difference, on the seed, and on the egg ; in fact, she, or it, can commence the work of variation as well as complete...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - 1867 - 386 lehte
...expressions which may in any way glorify the chief puppet of his theory. Hence he tells us ' She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional difference, on the whole machinery of life ' (87). And with such a declaration, what may we not expect to be hazarded for its illustration ? In...
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Representative Men in Literature, Science and Art

Edward Walford - 1868 - 144 lehte
...existence) cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they are useful to any being. She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional...which she tends. Every selected character is fully exercised by her, and the being is placed under well-suited conditions of life." On one hand we find...
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Darwinism and Design; Or, Creation by Evolution

George St. Clair - 1873 - 259 lehte
...may not Natural Selection effect ? Man can only act on external and visible characters; nature acts on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional...which she tends. Every selected character is fully exercised when nature alone is superintending, and the being is placed offered them, and those that...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - 1873 - 458 lehte
...fittest, cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they are useful to any being. She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional...the whole machinery of life. Man selects only for hia own good : Nature only for that of the bemg^which .she tends. Everyl selected cnaracfer is fully...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - 1875 - 458 lehte
...fittest, cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they are useful to any being. She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional...which she tends. Every selected character is fully exercised by her, as is implied by the fact of their selection. Man keeps the natives of many climates...
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Modern Physical Fatalism, and the Doctrine of Evolution, Including an ...

Thomas Rawson Birks - 1876
...are told that this aggregate action and product of many laws "can act on every internal organ, and on the whole machinery of life." Man selects only for his own good ; but the aggregate of sequences " selects only for the good of the being which she tends." Every selected...
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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of ...

Charles Darwin - 1882 - 458 lehte
...every shade of constitutional difference, on the whole machinery of life. Man selects only for bis own good : Nature only for that of the being which she tends. Every selected character is fully exercised by her, as is implied by the fact of their selection. Man keeps the natives of many climates...
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Darwinism Stated by Darwin Himself: Characteristic Passages from the ...

Charles Darwin - 1884 - 351 lehte
...fittest, cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they are useful to any being. She can act on every internal organ, on every shade of constitutional...which she tends. Every selected character is fully exercised by her, as is implied by the fact of their selection. Man keeps the natives of many climates...
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The Relations of Mind and Brain

Henry Calderwood - 1884 - 527 lehte
...adaptation, not to the animal's or plant's own good, but to man's use, or fancy " (p. 22). And again, " Man selects only for his own good ; Nature only for that of the being which she tends " (p. 65). Let us apply these data to the facts now under review. For this, a distinction must be drawn...
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