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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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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 7, 1858-1859

Charles Darwin, Frederick Burkhardt, Sydney Smith - 1985 - Страниц: 671
...the book in June 1852 (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix IV, 128: 2). 4 In Origin, p. 189, CD stated: 'If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case.' 5 H. Holland 1852, pp. 2oo 38. The specific point to which Holland refers was marked by CD (p. 223)...
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Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual ...

David L. Hull - 1990 - Страниц: 586
...that would pose difficulties for his theory if they were discovered (Darwin 1859: 189, 199, 201, 56): If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. . . . [Opponents of the utilitarian doctrine] believe that very many structures have been created for...
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Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist

Ernst Mayr - 1988 - Страниц: 564
...slow steps." Darwin was so convinced of the validity of this principle that he was willing to assert: "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down" (1859:189). He was at once challenged by TH Huxley and others of his friends who thought that they...
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Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequences

Michael M. Miyamoto, Joel Cracraft - 1991 - Страниц: 368
...Press, New York. 9 Testing the Theory of Descent DAVID PENNY, MICHAEL D. HENDY, AND MICHAEL A. STEEL If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down (Darwin, 1859: 189). The comment of Popper (1976:168) that "Darwinism is not a testable scientific...
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Reduction, Explanation, and Realism

David Owain Maurice Charles - 1992 - Страниц: 478
...formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real ... If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But 1 can find out no such case. The evolution of the eye may be traced through a sequence of small structural,...
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An Inventor in the Garden of Eden

Eric Laithwaite, Laithwaite, Eric Roberts Laithwaite, Laithwaite Eric - 1994 - Страниц: 289
...forces; they are necessarily very delicate, and for this reason a large molecule is needed. Darwin says 'If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications my theory would absolutely break down.' I know that haemoglobin is not an organ but the principle is the same; I do not see how the haemoglobin...
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Charles Darwin's the Origin of Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays

David Amigoni - 1995 - Страниц: 211
...reader both with his brutal honesty and with the resistance of his theory to a Popperian falsifiability: 'If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case' (p. 219). In a perhaps more ingenious sense, therefore, such as we find in the example...
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanins of Life

Daniel C. Dennett - 1996 - Страниц: 586
...that kept Darwinian theory from being directly confirmed or disconfirmed. ) Another famous instance: "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down" (Origin, p. 189 ). Many have risen to this challenge, but, as we shall see in chapter 11, there are...
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Memory, Amnesia, and the Hippocampal System

Neal J. Cohen, Howard Eichenbaum - 1995 - Страниц: 330
...systems)—has been accounted for by his theory. Irreducible Complexity In The Origin of Species Darwin stated: If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. A system which meets Darwin's criterion is one which exhibits irreducible complexity. By irreducible...
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Selected Works of George McCready Price

George McCready Price - 1995 - Страниц: 489
...unsuitable environment, must be false. V In his ostentatiously candid manner Darwin admitted that, " If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down " (Origin, 5th ed., 1869, p. 227). Two men were prominent in taking him at his word while he was yet...
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