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" IF IT could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. "
Biology, with Preludes on Current Events - Page 35
by Joseph Cook - 1877 - 325 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 131

English literature - 1871
...she can never take a leap, but must advance by short and slow steps ' (p. 214). Again he says : — ' If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case ' (p. 208). He adds : — ' Every detail of structure in every living...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 14

1871
...she can never take a leap, but must advance by short and slow steps." (p. 214.) Again he says: — "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case." (p. 208.) He adds: — " Every detail of structure in every living...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 111

1871
...; she can never take a leap, but must advance by short and slow steps" (p. 214). Again he says: — "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have , .. . i those recently made by Professor Brooa, that in following pas- 1 the ^rlleT editions of my...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1861 - 440 pages
...might thus be formed as superior to one of glass, as the works of the Creator are to those of man ? If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case. No doubt many organs exist of which we do not know the transitional...
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The Churchman's family magazine

...of any visual apparatus in the whole kingdom of nature. The originator of this theory admits that, if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not have been formed by numerous successive slight modifications, his theory " would absolutely break down."...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1864 - 440 pages
...might thus be formed as superior to one of glass, as the works of the Creator are to those of man? If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case. No doubt many organs exist of which we do not know the transitional...
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Analysis of Darwin, Huxley and Lyell, Being a Critical Examination of the ...

Henry A. DuBois - Human beings - 1866 - 94 pages
...author's fanciful scheme of creation, by the agency of Natural Selection. On page 169, he says : — " If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." recipe for making an " eye," which we commend to the reader's special attention. It is as follows :...
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Faith and Thought, Volume 1

Religion and science - 1867
...might thus be formed as superior to one of glass, as the works of the Creator are to those of man ? " If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case. No doubt, many organs exist of which we do not know the transitional grades,...
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Faith and Thought, Volume 2

Religion and science - 1867
...hypothesis. " If it could be demonstrated," he says, " that any complex organ existed which could not have been formed by numerous successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." The whole tenor and spirit of all that Darwin writes on this subject may be thus paraphrased : —...
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The Irish ecclesiastical record, Volume 9

Irish ecclesiastical record - 1868
...developed into a complex organ. The system stands or falls by the minute changes. " If," says Mr. Darwin, " it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed,...modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." To this it may be replied — first, that it is proverbially difficult to prove a negative ; secondly,...
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