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" If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. "
On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation ... - Стр. 119
авторы: Charles Darwin - 2007 - Страниц: 328
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Problems of Life and Mind: v. 3 . The physical basis of mind

George Henry Lewes - 1891
...wholly inexplicable on the theory of Descent,* but is explicable on the theory of • " If it could he demonstrated that any complex organ existed which...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." — DAUWI.V, Origin of Species, 5th ed. p. 227. In several passages insistence is made on this. "Natura...
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Essays and Criticisms, Том 2

St. George Jackson Mivart - 1892
...selection.' That in this I do not misrepresent Mr. Darwin is evident from his own words. He says:— 'If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.' 2 Also : 1 See Proceedings of the Royal Institution, vol. vp 279. " Origin of Sjiecies, p. 208. ' Every...
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Nature Versus Natural Selection: An Essay on Organic Evolution

Charles Clement Coe - 1895 - Страниц: 591
...be may be seen from the following statement : "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organism existed which could not possibly have been formed...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." The process will be a more or less protracted one — " No complex instinct can possibly be produced...
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Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

John Henry Muirhead - 1902 - Страниц: 274
...not been seen to be in harmony with it or to be capable of being explained by it. " If," he says, " it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." 1 And again, " If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any species had been formed...
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Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

John Henry Muirhead - 1902 - Страниц: 274
...not been seen to be in harmony with it or to be capable of being explained by it. " If," he says, " it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed...slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."1 And again, " If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any species had been formed...
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Story of My Life: Followed by an Appendix Containing Characteristic ...

William Smith Turner - 1904 - Страниц: 345
...slight successive variations; it can never take a leap, but must advance by short and slow stages. If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." (Origin of Species, 1859.) Well, here is the demonstration of a complex organ being formed by one vast...
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Haeckel's Monism False: An Examination of 'The Riddle of the Universe'; 'The ...

Frank Ballard - 1906 - Страниц: 605
...cause the offspring to inherit the more favourable form. 1 And when Mr. Darwin goes so far as to say: If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down' ; it is certainly open to any careful observer of nature to reply as Mr. Hassell does. ' Well, be it...
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The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - 1909 - Страниц: 552
...glass, as the works of the Creator are those of man? MODES OF TRANSITION. If it could b^demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly...formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my^ieory would absolutely 11 down. But I can find out 11o such case. No doubt many organs exist of...
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Societal Evolution: A Study of the Evolutionary Basis of the Science of Society

Albert Galloway Keller - 1915 - Страниц: 338
..."Brain and mind are reacting upon bone and muscle and 1 "If," says Darwin ("Origin of Species," p. 174), "it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed,...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." Absence of transitions anywhere thus breaks the course of evolution. subduing and moulding them to...
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Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays

Ernst Mayr - 1997 - Страниц: 721
...weed out "hopeless monsters" in favor of "hopeful monsters." Darwin was fully aware of this situation: "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...absolutely break down. But I can find out no such cases" (p. 189). Yet the problem remains of how to push a structure over the threshold where it has...
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