The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man: With Remarks on Theories of the Origin of Species by Variation

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J. Murray, 1863 - Evolution - 520 pages
 

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Page 417 - I have stated in the first chapter, that at whatever age a variation first appears in the parent, it tends to re-appear at a corresponding age in the offspring. Certain variations can only appear at corresponding . ages ; for instance, peculiarities in the caterpillar, cocoon, or imago states of the silk-moth : or, again, in the full-grown horns of 'cattle.
Page 189 - Here bring the last gifts ! — and with these The last lament be said ; Let all that pleased, and yet may please, Be buried with the dead. ' Beneath his head the hatchet hide, That he so stoutly swung ; And place the bear's fat haunch beside — The journey hence is long...
Page 507 - ... may have cleared at one bound the space which separated the highest stage of the unprogressive intelligence of the inferior animals from the first and lowest form of improvable reason manifested by Man...
Page 470 - Man is man only by means of speech ; but, in order to invent speech, he must be already man.
Page 9 - Scotch fir was afterwards supplanted by the sessile variety of the common oak, of which many prostrate trunks occur in the peat at higher levels than the pines ; and still higher the pedunculated variety of the same oak (Quwcus Robur L.) occurs with the alder, birch (Betula verrucosa Ehrh.), and hazel.
Page 2 - Falconer, of the Brixham Cave, must, I think, have prepared you to admit that scepticism in regard to the cave-evidence in favour of the antiquity of man had previously been pushed to an extreme.
Page 412 - ... community of descent is the hidden bond which naturalists have been unconsciously seeking, and not some unknown plan of creation, or the enunciation of general propositions, and the mere putting together and separating objects more or less alike.
Page 68 - Engis cave,12 where the best-preserved human skulls were found; and, after thus gaining access to the first subterranean gallery, to creep on all fours through a contracted passage leading to larger chambers, there to superintend by torchlight...
Page 496 - This argues strongly in favour of the existence in every animal of an immaterial principle similar to that which by its excellence and superior endowments places man so much above animals...
Page 499 - Most of the arguments of philosophy in favour of the immortality of man apply equally to the permanency of this principle in other living beings.

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