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" These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers. "
The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species - Page xi
by Robert Mackenzie Beverley - 1867 - 386 pages
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University of California Chronicle

United States - 1921
...was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America These facts .... seemed to throw some light on the...origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it had been called by one of our greatest philosophers. On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837,...
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Essentials for the Scientific and Technical Writer

Hardy Hoover - Science - 1980 - 216 pages
...as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distrihution of organic heings inhahiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhahitants of that continent. These facts, as will he seen in the later chapters of this volume, seemed...
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Evolution From Molecules to Men

D. S. Bendall - Science - 1986 - 607 pages
...nature of consciousness. Descent with modification The first sentence of The Origin of Species reads: 'When on board HMS "Beagle", as naturalist, I was...present to the past inhabitants of that continent '. As regards extinct forms, the point which directly suggested common ancestry was that many South...
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The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance

Ernst Mayr - Science - 1982 - 974 pages
...'Beagle', as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called...
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Psychology, Humanism, and Scientific Inquiry: The Selected Essays of Hadley ...

Hadley Cantril, Albert Hadley Cantril - Psychology - 250 pages
...paragraph of his introduction to the Origin of Spates ( i859). Darwin clearly belies any such contention: When on board HMS "Beagle" as naturalist. I was much...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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Darwin and the General Reader: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution ...

Alvar Ellegård - Science - 1958 - 394 pages
...'Beagle', as a naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species."3) He devoted a whole chapter in his book to this...
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“The” Language of Science: A Study of the Relationship Between Literature ...

Ilse Nina Bulhof - Science - 1992 - 207 pages
...not simply be observed: the origin of the different species. Darwin was intrigued by this problem: When on board HMS 'Beagle' as naturalist, I was much...present to the past inhabitants of that continent. [Darwin is referring to the fact that in older geological strata the forms of life were decidedly different...
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On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection

Charles Darwin - Reference - 1996 - 356 pages
...'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called...
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Deleuze and Philosophy: The Difference Engineer

Keith Ansell-Pearson - Philosophy - 1997 - 277 pages
..."Beagle" as a naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of...present to the past inhabitants of that continent'. This opening, of extraordinary economy and beauty, locates the observer at a specific time and place...
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Deleuze and Philosophy: The Difference Engineer

Keith Ansell-Pearson - Philosophy - 1997 - 277 pages
...was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in me geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent'. This opening, of extraordinary economy and beauty, locates the observer at a specific time and place...
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