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abstract accept according action activity admit affirm animals appear assertion become believe birds body brutes called cause certain changes characters complex conception consciousness consider course creatures Darwin definite deny direct distinct effects evidence evolution existence experience explain expression external fact faculties feelings force give groups human ideas imagination important individual instinct intellectual intelligence judgment kind knowledge known less living matter means mechanical mental mere merely mind modifications moral motion natural selection nature necessary object observed organisms origin perception phenomena philosophy physical plants position possess possible present principle produced Professor Professor Huxley question rational reason referred regard relations remarks respect result seems selection sensations sense sexual similar speak species Spencer structure substance supposed tells term theory thing thought tion true truth various whole
Página 54 - The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable — namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man.
Página 88 - ... scientific than that of the past ; because it has not only renounced idols of wood and idols of stone, but begins to see the necessity of breaking in pieces the idols built up of books and traditions and fine-spun ecclesiastical cobwebs, and of cherishing the noblest and most human of man's emotions, by worship "for the most part of the silent sort" at the altar of the Unknown and Unknowable.
Página 26 - It is only our natural prejudice, and that arrogance which made our forefathers declare that they were descended from demigods, which leads us to demur to this conclusion.
Página 102 - Dr. Hooker, in his address to the British Association, spoke thus of the author: "Of Mr. Wallace and his many contributions to philosophical biology it is not easy to speak without enthusiasm; for, putting aside their great merits, he, throughout his writings, with a modesty as rare as I believe it to be unconscious, forgets his own unquestioned claim to the honour of having originated independently of Mr. Darwin, the theories which he so ably defends.
Página 146 - Whence it becomes manifest that our experience of force, is that out of which the idea of Matter is built. Matter as opposing our muscular energies, being immediately present to consciousness in terms of force ; and its occupancy of Space being known by an abstract of experiences originally given in terms of force ; it follows that forces, standing in certain correlations, form the whole content of our idea of Matter.
Página 5 - I probably attributed too much to the action of natural selection or the survival of the fittest. I have altered the fifth edition of the Origin so as to confine my remarks to adaptive changes of structure.
Página 63 - Hence every detail of structure in every living creature (making some little allowance for the direct action of physical conditions) may be viewed either as having been of special use to some ancestral form, or as being now of special use to the descendants of this form — either directly, or indirectly, through the complex laws of growth.
Página 45 - Nevertheless the first foundation or origin of the moral sense lies in the social instincts, including sympathy; and these instincts no doubt were primarily gained, as in the case of the lower animals, through natural selection.