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acquire affirms ancient progenitors ape-like creature ape-like progenitors appears argument Ascidians become believe biped bipedal birds bodily structure body brain Braubach brute canine certainly chain of descent chimpanzee civilized coccyx Darwin says Darwin's hypothesis descended developed Divine doubt early progenitors embryo evidence evolution existence extinct eyebrows fact feeling fossil remains genitors hair hairy quadruped Homo horse human idea imagination inherited kind lancelet language larvae Lemuridae living Lord G Lordship lower animals mammals man's progenitors mental faculties mental powers mind Monotremata moral sense muscles Natural Selection naturalists never Old World monkeys organs origin Origin of Species ovule panniculus perhaps pointed ears present probably produced progressive improvement prove question race reason regarding remarked remote reptiles resemble rudiment rudimentary savage sense or conscience series of forms Sexual Selection species suppose supposition tadpole teeth tion trees variable variations Vertebrata vibrissae whales
Page 10 - We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in its habits, and an inhabitant of the Old World.
Page 28 - In each great region of the world the living mammals are closely related to the extinct species of the same region. It is therefore probable that Africa was formerly inhabited by extinct apes closely allied to the gorilla and chimpanzee ; and as these two species are now man's nearest allies, it is somewhat more probable that our early progenitors lived on the African continent than elsewhere.
Page 23 - After much consideration, and with assuredly no bias against Mr. Darwin's views, it is our clear conviction that, as the evidence stands, it is not absolutely proven that a group of animals, having all the characters exhibited by species in Nature, has ever been originated by selection, whether artificial or natural.
Page 96 - My object in this chapter is to show that there is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties.
Page 122 - The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable — namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well developed, or nearly as well developed as in man.
Page 73 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Page 120 - The feeling of religious devotion is a highly complex one, consisting of love, complete submission to an exalted and mysterious superior, a strong sense of dependence," fear, reverence, gratitude, hope for the future, and perhaps other elements. No being could experience so complex an emotion until advanced in his intellectual and moral faculties to at least a moderately high level. Nevertheless we see some distant approach to this state of mind, in the deep love of a dog for his master, associated...
Page 121 - FULLY subscribe to the judgment of those writers ' who maintain that, of all the differences between man and the lower animals, the moral sense or conscience is by far the most important. This sense, as Mackintosh ' remarks, " has a rightful supremacy over every other principle of human action ; " it is summed up in that short but imperious word ought, so full of high significance.
Page 10 - The early progenitors of man were no doubt once covered with hair, both sexes having beards ; their ears were pointed and capable of movement, and their bodies were provided with a tail, having the proper muscles.