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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 359
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1871 - 384 lehte
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Impressions of Great Naturalists: Reminiscences of Darwin, Huxley, Balfour ...

Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1924 - 214 lehte
...sensitive skin, his speech, his color sense, his mathematical, musical and moral attributes. He concluded: The inference I would draw from this class of phenomena...the development of many animal and vegetable forms. It is also prophetic of his later indictments of the so-called civilization of our times that we find...
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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: — 7 2(ؤ e vv ͛y ( H R &Û ޖ 3 2 ;," { o f , C ب7 @ U Q ая man guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms." lie does not regard the human...
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Sexual Selection And the Descent of Man: The Darwinian Pivot

Bernard Grant Campbell - 2017 - 378 lehte
...adhered to Darwinian concepts of general evolution but made a unique exception for man, concluding that "a superior intelligence has guided the development...a definite direction, and for a special purpose." That idea has not become a mere historical curiosity. Its essence has been retained in various external...
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The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come ...

James R. Moore - 1981 - 514 lehte
...law' had therefore determined the course of human evolution. 'A superior intelligence', he inferred, 'has guided the development of man in a definite direction,...purpose, just as man guides the development of many vegetable and animal forms'. The 'intervention of some distinct individual intelligence' has aided...
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The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914

Janet Oppenheim - 1988 - 503 lehte
...brain. On the contrary, the only inference which Wallace could draw from the evidence he produced was "that a superior intelligence has guided the development...of man in a definite direction, and for a special purpose."149 In the last section of the 1870 essay, Wallace attempted to explain the evolution of consciousness,...
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Back to Darwin: The Scientific Case for Deistic Evolution

Michael Anthony Corey - 1994 - 434 lehte
...surrounding the evolution of intelligence and the human voice that he based his entire world view on it: The inference I would draw from this class of phenomena...of man in a definite direction, and for a special purpose.58 We mustn't forget that Wallace is also credited with discovering the theory of natural selection...
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Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins

Roger Lewin - 1997 - 366 lehte
...selection, our singing voice, our "unnecessarily perfect" hands and feet, and of course our moral sense. "The inference I would draw from this class of phenomena...of man in a definite direction, and for a special purpose,"23 Wallace concluded in 1871, the year in which Darwin published his major statement on human...
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The Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics

Paul Lawrence Farber - 1994 - 224 lehte
...Wallace this moral sentiment was not accountable in Darwinian or Spencerian terms. Instead, he wrote, "The inference I would draw from this class of phenomena...the development of many animal and vegetable forms." 43 38. Wallace, "The Limits of Natural Selection," Natural Selection, 193. 39. Ibid., 191. 40. Ibid.,...
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The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw

Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science Michael Ruse, Robert J. Richards, Michael Ruse - 1999 - 346 lehte
...the savage state"), man's hairlessness, man's feet, hands, and voice, and so on — Wallace inferred that "a superior intelligence has guided the development...guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms."4 A second factor probably helped change Wallace's original views on man, a factor stemming...
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Masks: Blackness, Race, and the Imagination

Adam Lively - 2000 - 295 lehte
...Wallace goes further and argues that modern humans were never really enmeshed in mundane evolution, that 'a superior intelligence has guided the development...a definite direction, and for a special purpose', and that 'if we are not no the highest intelligences in the universe, some higher intelligence may...
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