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" 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... "
The God Delusion - Page 29
by Richard Dawkins - 2008 - 416 pages
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God and the Future Life : the Reasonableness of Christianity

Charles Nordhoff - Christian life - 1883 - 228 pages
...nevertheless, is as far as possible from the truth. Mr. Darwin himself wrote, in his first book : " 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, while this planet has gone cycling on, according...
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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins, Yan Wong - Science - 2004 - 673 pages
...one of his more eloquent passages, the concluding words of The Origin of Species (emphasis added): Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death,...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...
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The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation and Progress in ...

Timothy Shanahan - Philosophy - 2004 - 342 pages
...Gould fails to include the sentence immediately preceding the words he quotes, in which Darwin writes: 'Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death,...production of the higher animals, directly follows" (Darwin 1859, p. 490). It is worth pausing for a moment to reflect on the significance of these words.4...
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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins, Yan Wong - Science - 2005 - 673 pages
...in one of his more eloquent passages, the conduding words of The Origin of Species (emphasis added): Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death,...are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of 559 the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several...
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Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the ...

Judith Hooper - Science - 2004 - 377 pages
...Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection . . . Thus from the war of Nature, from famine and death,...are capable of conceiving, namely the production of higher animals, directly follows. There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers,...
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The Richest of Fare: Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert

Phyllis Strupp - Deserts - 2004 - 264 pages
...to outwit cheater cells. Then it happened — the equivalent of the Big Bang for life on Earth. Left From the war of nature, from famine and death, the...are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of higher animals, directls follows. CHARLES DARWIN, The Origm of Species Over 330 million years ago....
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Missing Links: Evolutionary Concepts & Transitions Through Time

Robert A. Martin, Robert Allen Martin - Science - 2004 - 303 pages
...Charles Darwin was no atheist, and he summed it up best in the last sentence to The Origin of Species: 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...
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Evolution and Creationism in the Public Schools: A Handbook for Educators ...

Angus M. Gunn - Education - 2015 - 199 pages
...belief where it belonged, and where science does not belong, as in explanations for the origin of life: "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...
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Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies

Don S. Browning, Terry D. Cooper - Religion - 304 pages
...primary cause that got the entire course of life going in the first place. Darwin concludes his book: "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...
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God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory

Niall Shanks - Science - 2004 - 296 pages
...edition of The Origin of Species (first published in 1859) with the following remarks: "There is a 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...
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