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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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Mere Creation: Science, Faith & Intelligent Design

William A. Dembski - 1998 - 475 páginas
...beneficence. Darwin himself acknowledged that any character "formed for the exclusive good of another, would annihilate my theory, for such could not have been produced through natural selection" (Darwin 1967) . As D. Gates (1988, 444) remarks, "For followers of Darwin, the familiar theological...
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Evolution

Colin Patterson - 1999 - 166 páginas
...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...one species had been formed for the exclusive good > ' o of another species, it would annihilate my theory'. Darwin's potential tests may strike the reader...
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The Triumph of Sociobiology

John Alcock - 2001 - 272 páginas
...survival chances of the species as a whole. Darwin himself was fully aware of this point, writing that "if it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection" (p. 189 in [88]). Some evolutionists have continued to explore "group selection" of a more sophisticated...
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Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Charles W. Fox, Derek A. Roff, Daphne J. Fairbairn - 2001 - 448 páginas
...the Origin of Species (1859l, he issued a challenge to potential critics: "If it could be proved thar any part of the structure of any one species had been...it would annihilate my theory, for such could not be produced tbrough natural selection" (p. 229l. Darwin went even further by identifying several traits...
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The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think

Robert Aunger - 2002 - 392 páginas
...himself recognized what was crucial to its survival and eventual establishment. He emphasized that "if it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection." So Darwin was well aware of the problem of altruism — one organism coming to the aid of another at...
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Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Stephen G. Post, Lynn G. Underwood, Jeffrey P. Schloss, William B. Hurlbut - 2002 - 500 páginas
...kicked off the train. Darwin observed that any characteristic that existed for the "good of another, would annihilate my theory, for such could not have been produced through natural selection" (1859/1967). Not only does love appear to fail as creation's final law, but it is legislated out of...
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Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment

Glen A. Love - 2003 - 213 páginas
...natural selection can and does often produce structures for the direct injury of other animals. ... If it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection. (186-87) While Darwin notes here the absence of altruism between species rather than within a species,...
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Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation

Germany) Dahlem Workshop on Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation (90th : 2002 : Berlin - 2003 - 485 páginas
...Keller, Olof Leimar, Ronald Noë, and David C. Queller INTRODUCTION In 1859, Charles Darwin wrote: ¡fit could be proved that any part of the structure of...not have been produced through natural selection. —The Origin of Species, Chapter 6 This was a bold prediction indeed! Many species were known to provide...
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Earth Days: Ecology Comes of Age as a Science

William Dritschilo - 2004 - 420 páginas
...this was in the late 1970s—defenders of natural selection took to quoting Darwin as having written, "If it could be proved that any part of the structure...not have been produced through natural selection." This is as testable a hypothesis as any in science. And ecologists had blundered into a test situation....
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Darwin and International Relations: On the Evolutionary Origins of War and ...

Bradley A. Thayer - 2009 - 425 páginas
...this argument. Nor would they argue with Darwin's important observation concerning his own theory: "If it could be proved that any part of the structure...such could not have been produced through natural selection."99 No, Sober and Wilson are not annihilating Darwin. Their argument is not that the behavior...
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