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" If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any one species had been formed for the exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate my theory, for such could not have been produced through natural selection. "
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of ... - Página 223
por Charles Darwin - 1889
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Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

John Henry Muirhead - 1902 - 274 páginas
...absolutely break down." 1 And again, " If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any species had been formed for the exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate my theory." 2 On the other hand, he enumerates a number of facts,—such as the instincts of animals like the bee...
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Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

John Henry Muirhead - 1902 - 274 páginas
...by numerous successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."1 And again, " If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any species had been formed for the exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate my theory."2...
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The Soul: A Study and an Argument

David Syme - 1903 - 234 páginas
...thoughout the struggle the most violent muscular contractions for so young a bird. Darwin states that if it could be proved that any part of the structure...exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate his theory, for such could not have been produced by natural selection.1 And again, "As in the case...
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Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and Popular ...

Joseph Lane Hancock - 1911 - 451 páginas
...another species, although they often take advantage of beneficial structures. Darwin also maintained that if it could be proved that any part of the structure...exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate his theory, for such could not have been produced by natural selection. Wallace tells of the varied...
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The Use and Abuse of Biology: An Anthropological Critique of Sociobiology

Marshall David Sahlins - 1976 - 120 páginas
...sociobiologist Alexander has a special theoretical interest: Darwin, after all, had noted (1859, p. 201) that "If it could be proved that any part of the structure...annihilate my theory, for such could not have been produced by natural selection." . . . Neither Darwin or any of his successors thought to emphasize the obvious...
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Evolution: Genesis and Revelations: With Readings from Empedocles to Wilson

C. Leon Harris - 1981 - 339 páginas
...adaptations promote survival of the species possessing them that he staked his entire theory on it. "If it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection." The catch here is in the words "if it could be proved." How does one prove that a structure was formed...
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Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual ...

David L. Hull - 1990 - 586 páginas
...the eyes of man, or for mere variety. This doctrine, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory. If it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection. It is not that all large genera are now varying much, and are thus increasing in the number of their...
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The Metaphysics of Evolution: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700

David L. Hull - 1989 - 331 páginas
...and if falsified, would falsify their theory. For example, Darwin ([1859] 1964, 201) states that, if "any part of the structure of any one species had...not have been produced through natural selection." If taken at face value, statements such as these certainly make it appear as if theories are made up...
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Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Garrett Hardin - 1995 - 352 páginas
...came to assess the reality of natural selection and its bearing on altruism he did not equivocate. Natural selection cannot possibly produce any modification...such could not have been produced through natural selection.6 From other discussions in the Origin (and elsewhere), it is clear that when Darwin writes...
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Nature, Volumen45

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1892
...statement made by Darwin was, that if any part of the structure of one species could be proved to have been formed for the exclusive good of another species it would annihilate his theory ("Origin," 6th edition, p. 162). Mr. Syme omits the essential word "exclusively," and thus...
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