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 - 520페이지
 

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417 페이지 - 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.
189 페이지 - 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...
507 페이지 - ... 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...
470 페이지 - Man is man only by means of speech ; but, in order to invent speech, he must be already man.
9 페이지 - 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.
2 페이지 - 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.
412 페이지 - ... 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.
68 페이지 - 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...
496 페이지 - 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...
499 페이지 - 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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