On the Origin
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On the Origin
‘But with regard to the material world, we can at
least go so far as this—we can perceive that events
are brought about not by insulated interpositions of
Divine power, exerted in each particular case, but
by the establishment of general laws.’
W. Whewell: Bridgewater Treatise.
‘To conclude, therefore, let no man out of a weak
conceit of sobriety, or an ill-applied moderation,
think or maintain, that a man can search too far or be
too well studied in the book of God’s word, or in the
book of God’s works; divinity or philosophy; but
rather let men endeavour an endless progress or
proficience in both.’
Bacon: Advancement of Learning.
Down, Bromley, Kent,
October 1st, 1859.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selec-
tion, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the
Struggle for Life.
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