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Nature Versus Natural Selection: An Essay on Organic Evolution
Charles Clement Coe
Sin vista previa disponible - 2015
according action actual adapted animals appear argument arise assertion assume become believe birds body breed brought cause chance character colour connection consider considerable continued Darwin death destruction difficulty direct distinct doubt effect eggs enemies evidence existence experience explanation fact favourable fittest given gives habits hand illustration important increase individuals influence inherited insects instinct intelligence isolation kind least leaves less live means method modification Natural Selection necessarily necessary observed occur offspring once Organic Evolution Origin plants possible present preservation principle probably produced protection proved race reason regard remain remarkable result Romanes says seems seen sexual sexual reproduction similar sometimes speaks species structure struggle for existence suppose take place taken theory theory of Natural thing tion transforming transmutation of species true variations varieties Wallace whole young
Página 40 - Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind ; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind...
Página 492 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Página 312 - So careful of the type' ? but no. From scarped cliff and quarried stone She cries, 'A thousand types are gone: I care for nothing, all shall go.
Página 467 - We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it, - if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass; the same hips and haws on the autumn's hedgerows; the same redbreasts that we used to call "God's birds," because they did no harm to the precious crops.
Página 531 - God ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea...
Página 132 - Say,' there be : Yet nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes that mean: so, o'er that art Which, you say, adds to nature, is an art That nature makes.
Página 449 - Happy is he who lives to understand Not human nature only, but explores All natures, to the end that he may find The law that governs each : and where begins The union, the partition where, that makes Kind and degree among all visible beings ; The constitutions, powers, and faculties...
Página 45 - Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
Página 68 - Seedlings, also, are destroyed in vast numbers by various enemies ; for instance, on a piece of ground three feet long and two wide, dug and cleared, and where there could be no choking from other plants, I marked all the seedlings of our native weeds as they came up, and out of the 357 no less than 295 were destroyed, chiefly by slugs and insects.