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THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCES

OF

ORGANIC EVOLUTION.

BY

GEORGE J. ROMANES, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.,

ZOOLOGICAL SECRETARY OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY.

London:

MACMILLAN AND CO.

1882.

The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.

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Gift of C. A. Kofoid

LONDON:

R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS,

BREAD STREET HILL.

PREFACE.

QH366
R75
Cada

M334327

SEVERAL months ago I published in the Fortnightly Review a lecture, which I had previously delivered at the Philosophical Institutions of Edinburgh and Birmingham, and which bore the above title. The late Mr. Darwin thought well of the epitome of his doctrine which the lecture presented, and urged me so strongly to republish it in a form which might admit of its being "spread broadcast over the land," that I promised him to do so. In fulfilment of this promise, therefore-which I now regard as more binding than ever-I reproduce the

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