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" I cannot doubt that the theory of descent with modification embraces all the members of the same great class or kingdom. I believe that animals are descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number. "
The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist - Page 119
1860
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Edinburgh Review, Or, Critical Journal, Volume 111

English literature - 1860
...ideas of the affinities and relationships of animal groups obtained by subsequent induction, says : ' I believe that animals have descended ' from at most only four or five progenitors,' [evidently meaning, or answering to, the type-forms of the four or five ' sub-kingdoms' in modern zoology],...
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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted ..., Volume 10

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland) - Berwickshire (Scotland) - 1885
...with modification embraces all the members of the same class. I believe that animals have desconded from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or less number. " Analogy would lead me one step further, namely to the belief that all animals and plants...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

Theology - 1861
...with modification to members of the same class. Then he launches out still more boldly and says : " I believe that animals have descended from at most...four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or less number." (Page 419.) He seems inclined to stop again at this point, but a little thought soon...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository

...operation of natural causes. In his work on the " Origin of Species" he snys " I believe that animals are descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number." On the same page he goes much further : " Analogy would lead me one step farther, namely, to the belief...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 4-6

Henry Pitman
...nature of things ensures the propagation of individuals in whom this divergence is maintained : this * " I believe that animals have descended from at most...progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number." — Origin of Species, p. 484. Mr Darwin goes on to say: " Analogy would lead one step further, namely,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6

1860
...descent with modification embraces all the members of the same class." Furthermore, " I believe that all animals have descended from at most only four or five...progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number." Seeing that analogy as strongly suggests a further step in the same direction, while he protests that...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 48

1860
...The extent to which he carries it is simply appalling, for it is in contradiction to revelation. " I cannot doubt that the theory of descent with modification...descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plauts from an equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead me one step further, namely, to the belief...
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Science a Witness for the Bible

William Nelson Pendleton - Bible and science - 1860 - 342 pages
...approval. This is the summing up of the theorist himself, (p. 419, nearly the last page of his book:) "I believe that animals have descended from at most...equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead me one step farther, namely, to the belief that all animals and plants have descended from some one prototype....
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CHARLES DICKENS - 1860
...that the theory of descent, with modification, embraces all the members of the same class. He believes that animals have descended from at most only four...from an equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead him one step further ; namely, to the belief that, in the beginning, there arose some single, primitive,...
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The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art, Volume 5

Learned institutions and societies - 1860
...class. I belieTe that animals have descended from at most only four or fire progenitors, and plaats from an equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead...me one step further, namely, to the belief that all animal* and plants have descended from some one prototype. But analogy may be deceitful guide. Nevertheless...
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