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" A superior intelligence has guided the development of man in a definite direction and for a special purpose, just as man guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms... "
Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays - Page 351
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1871 - 384 lehte
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The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Jonathan Hodge, Michael Jonathan Sessions Hodge, Gregory Radick - 2003 - 486 lehte
...distinctively human traits had been artificially selected for us: 'a superior intelligence', he proposed, 'has guided the development of man in a definite direction,...guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms'.40 Humans were thus like domestic animals in the hands of higher spiritual powers. Their superintendence...
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

2003 - 543 lehte
...intellection to Darwinian processes. He saw in these attributes a 'superior intelligence which had guided the development of man in a definite direction and for a special purpose' (Gould: l982). In the stages of classic evolution we see vestiges of the medieval Great Chain of Being....
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Writing the Future: Progress and Evolution

David Rothenberg, Wandee J. Pryor - 2004 - 273 lehte
...reproductive advantage? Fascinated by the transcendent impulse of the mind, Wallace clung to the conviction that "a superior intelligence has guided the development...guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms."2 In his later years, Wallace was drawn to spiritualism and parapsychology as possible keys...
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The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation and Progress in ...

Timothy Shanahan - 2004 - 342 lehte
...ever-varying forms of being" (Wallace 187o, p. 343) . In the special case of man, Wallace concluded, "a superior intelligence has guided the development...in a definite direction, and for a special purpose" (Wallace 187o, p. 359) . 1 Darwin on the Descent of Man Given his naturalistic perspective, Darwin...
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Regionalización biogeográfica en iberoamérica y tópicos afines: Primeras ...

Jorge Llorente Bousquets - 2005 - 577 lehte
...introducía a la metafísica ya los espíritus dentro de la evolución: The inference I would draw for this class of phenomena is, that a superior intelligence...the development of many animal and vegetable forms. (Wallace, en George, 1964, Part III: 7). El hombre resultaba ser la mascota de Dios, con pulmones moldeados...
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The Panda's Black Box: Opening Up the Intelligent Design Controversy

Nathaniel C. Comfort - 2007 - 165 lehte
...the fittest, for example, the brain, the hairless body, the voice, the moral faculties. He concludes, The inference I would draw from this class of phenomena...the development of many animal and vegetable forms . . . we must therefore admit the possibility that, if we are not the highest intelligence in the universe,...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1870
...chemistry, but above nature ; and he says that the inference which he draws from the facts reviewed is that " a superior intelligence has guided the development...the development of many animal and vegetable forms." He also argues that " all force is probably will-force ; " and thus, that " the whole universe is not...
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The Atlantic Monthly, 34. köide

1874
...calls influx from the spiritual world. My present views on that subject are given in a recent work: — development of man in a definite direction and for...the development of many animal and vegetable forms." He does not regard the human will as " but one link in the chain of events," and concludes : " If we...
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