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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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The Ancestress Hypothesis: Visual Art as Adaptation

Kathryn Coe - Art - 2003 - 214 pages
...introduction to On the Origin of Species, "I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of inhabitants of South America, and in the geological...seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species—that mystery of mysteries" (1859). The mystery of mysteries that would lead Darwin to his...
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Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a Lost World

Michael Freeman, Michael J. Freeman, Professor of English Law Michael Freeman - History - 2004 - 310 pages
...origin of species. Competition, Competition . . . When on board HMS Beagle, as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...to me to throw some light on the origin of species ..." Prelude Belief in the Deluge encouraged a belief in the fixity of species. Ante-diluvian creatures...
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On the Origin of Phyla

James W. Valentine - Science - 2004 - 614 pages
...first sentence of Darwin's Origin of Species: "When on board HMS 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...present to the past inhabitants of that continent." Given a monkey with a thirty-key typewriter, randomly striking a key per second, it would on average...
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Beasts of Eden: Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal ...

David Rains Wallace - Science - 2004 - 368 pages
...Owen wrote a spiteful review of The Origin of Species, singling out for ridicule its assertion that "certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants...relations of the present to the past inhabitants" might "throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries." He scoffed that "what...
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CLEP Biology

Laurie Ann Callihan - Study Aids - 2004 - 280 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of tho organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...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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Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman - Philosophy - 2004 - 357 pages
...his main conclusions after a long journey of thirty years, which began when he embarked on HMS Beagle "to throw some light on the origin of species— that mystery of mysteries."6 In the very dynamic of his argument in favor of modification through variation and natural...
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2003 Lectures

History - 2004 - 476 pages
...Darwin's Origin of Species (1859: 1) begins: 'When on board HMS "Beagle", as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...present to the past inhabitants of that continent. . . .' Darwin certainly used the many facts he recorded during his five years on the Beagle in supporting...
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Naturally Good: A Behavioral Histoy of Moral Development from Charles Darwin ...

John Henry Morgan - Ethics - 2005 - 256 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 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 orign of species...
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The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

Michael Wheeler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 352 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 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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Perspectives on Argumentation: Essays in Honor of Wayne Brockriede

Wayne Brockriede, Robert Trapp, Janice E. Schuetz - Education - 2006 - 338 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...present to the past inhabitants of that continent." Each subsequent sentence in the opening paragraph stresses facts and observation and minimizes theory....
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