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Prof. Huxley's Lectures on the Evidence As to the Origin of Existing Vertebrate Animals 2

    Naturevolume 13pages388389 (1876) | Download Citation




    TWENTY years ago the arguments as to the causes of the phenomena of organic nature, brought forward in support of the then recently advanced views of Mr. Darwin, were largely speculative; all one could hope to show was that ne valid objections could be urged against the theory of evolution. But since that time “many have run to and fro and knowledge has been increased "; the question has come out of the region of speculation into that of proof; every day increases our familiarity with the phenomena of life on the globe in antecedent ages, and so gives us the only valid evidence obtainable as to the evolution of living things.

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