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" Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. "
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ... - Page 9
by Charles Darwin - 1861 - 440 pages
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Nature, Volume 23

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1881
...opening sentence of the " Origin of Species " :— "When on board HMS Beagle as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of...
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The Relations of Science and Religion: The Morse Lecture, 1880, Connected ...

Henry Calderwood - Religion and science - 1881 - 323 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to throw some light on the origin of species —that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 153

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1882
...Beagle ' he was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...past inhabitants of that continent. 'These facts,' he says, 'seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it...
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The Modern review, a quarterly magazine (ed. by R.A. Armstrong)., Volume 3

Richard Acland Armstrong - 1882
...asked him how ho came to make his great discoveries, he replied, " By always thinking about them." " South America, and in the Geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent, seemed to " throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of " mysteries, as it has been...
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The American Naturalist

Biology - 1882
...American coast, particularly by " certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent" The " Origin of Species" was issued in November, 1859, an(^ was designed as an abstract of a more extended...
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The Modern Review, Volume 3

Religion - 1882
...America, and in the Geological relations of the" present to the past inhabitants of that continent, seemed to " throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of " mysteries, as it has heen called by one of our greatest " Philosophers ;" and that on his return home it occurred to him...
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Charles Darwin

Edward Woodall - Naturalists - 1884 - 64 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one...
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The Modern Review, Volume 3

Religion - 1882
...asked him how he came to make his great discoveries, he replied, " By always thinking about them." " South America, and in the Geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent, seemed to" throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of "mysteries, as it has been...
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Science Sketches

David Starr Jordan - Natural history - 1887 - 276 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of the continent. These facts seemed to throw some light on the origin of species, — that mystery of...
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The Achievements of Youth

Robert Steel - Biography - 1890 - 333 pages
...in 1859, he thus referred to the former period: "When on board HMS Beagle as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...that continent. These facts seemed to me to throw light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest...
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