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This Table of Contents, and the copious Index to the volume, wors
THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION.
Views and Definitions of Species.—How Darwin's differs from that
of Agassiz, and from the Common View.-Variation, its Causes
DESIGN versus NECESSITY-A DISCUSSION.
How Design in Nature can be shown.--Design not inconsistent
with Indirect Attainment
Part III.-Theories contrasted. -Early Arguments against Darwin-
ism.-Philosophical and Theological Objections.-Theory may
be theistic.--Final Cause not excluded.--Cause of Variation
unknown.-Three Views of Efficient Cause compatible with
Theism.—Agassiz's Objections of a Philosophical Nature.-
SPECIES AS TO VARIATION, GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION, AND SUCCESSION.
Alphonse De Candolle's Study of the Oak Genus.—Variability of
the Species.-Antiquity.--A Common Origin probable.-Dr.
-Hypothesis of Derivation more likely to be favored by Bot-
anists than by Zoologists.--Views of Agassiz respecting the
Origin, Dispersion, Variation, Characteristics, and Successive
Creation of Species contrasted with those of De Candolle and
others.-Definition of Species.—Whether its Essence is in the
Likeness or in the Genealogical Connection of the individuals
composing a Species
Writings of Henslow, Hodges, and Le Conte examined.-Evolu-
tion and Design compatible.—The Admission of a System of
Nature, with Fixed Laws, concedes in Principle all that the
Doctrine of Evolution requires.—Hypotheses, Probabilities,
and Surmises, not to be decried by Theologians, who use them,
perhaps, more freely and loosely than Naturalists.—Theolo-
gians risk too much in the Defense of Untenable Outposts 252
WHAT IS DARWINISM ?"
Dr. Hodge's Book with this Title criticised.—He declares that Dar.
winism is Atheism, yet its Founder a Theist.—Darwinism
Part II.—Do Species wear out, and, if not, why not?-Implication
of the Darwinian Theory that Species are unlimited in Exist-
The Opposition between Morphology and Teleology reconciled by
Darwinism, and the Latter reinstated.---Character of the New