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"But with regard to the material world, we can at least go Bo far as this—we can perceive that events are brought about not by insulated interpositions of Divine power, exerted in each particular case, but by the establishment of general laws."
Wheweix: Bridgewater Treatise.
"The only distinct meaning of the word 'natural' is stated, fixed, or settled; since what is natural as much requires and presupposes an intelligent agent to render it so, i.e. to effect it continually or at stated times, as what is supernatural or miraculous does to effect it for once."
Butler: Analogy of Revealed Religion.
"To conclude, therefore, let no man out of a weak conceit of sobriety, or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain, that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word, or in the book of God's works; divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both."
Bacon: Advancement of Learning.
Down, Bromley, Kent,
October 1st, 1859. (1st Thousand.)
'Third Edit., March, 1861.
THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
BY'MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION,
PEESEEVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE
By CHARLES DARWIN, M.A.,
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL, GEOLOGICAL, LINNEAN, ETC, SOCIETIES;
THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; or
A Journal Of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the
ON THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL
GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON VOLCANIC ISLANDS.
LONDON I FEINTED BT W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STEEET.
Additions And Corrections, To The Second And Third
Editions . Page xi-xii
Historical Sketch xiii-xix
Introduction ....: 1-6
Variation Under Domestication.
Causes of Variability — Effects of Habit — Correlation of Growth —
Variability — Individual differences — Doubtful species — Wide