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A History of Philosophy in Epitome by Schwegler

By reason of constant variations


II.--ON THE STUDY OF THE EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY. By WILLIAM FITZGERALD, D.D.

III.--PROPHECY. By A. MCCAUL, D.D.

IV.--IDEOLOGY AND SUBSCRIPTION. By F. C. CROOKE, M.A.

V.--THE MOSAIC RECORD OF CREATION. By A. MCCAUL, D.D.

VI.--ON THE GENUINENESS AND AUTHENTICITY OF THE PENTATEUCH. By GEO. RAWLINSON, M.A.

VII.--INSPIRATION. By EDWARD HAROLD BROWNE, B.D.

VIII.--THE DEATH OF CHRIST. By WM. THOMSON, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.

IX.--SCRIPTURE AND ITS INTERPRETATION. By CHAS. JOHN ELLICOTT, B.D.

ON

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

by

Means of Natural Selection;

OR,

THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES

IN THE

STRUGGLE FOR LIFE.

BY

CHARLES DARWIN, A. M.

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"His first point is to show that species

are in many cases not well defined, and that the whole order of natural history seems to be in a state of mutation, by reason of constant variations. Thus even under domestication, important changes may be introduced by intercrossing, by selection of the best individuals for propagation, by crossing parents marked by however slight, but favorable peculiarities.

"His second point is what he terms the universal and necessary struggle for existence. This follows from the high geometrical ratio of increase common to all beings. If there were no catastrophes, any one of the existing species would be sufficiently numerous in a few thousand years to cover the whole earth, to the exclusion of everything else.

"His third point is to prove that this struggle is directed by the law of natural selection. Even the races of domestic animals may be constantly improved and modified by choosing the best individuals for propagation. Nature brings the same discipline to bear upon the whole domain of animal and vegetable life. She seizes at once upon any slight variation that is favorable, and perpetuates it; in the universal pressure, any variation that is injurious is immediately extinguished."

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Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature.


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