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" I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are... "
Crosthwaite's Register of facts and occurrences relating to literature, the ... - Seite 1
von Crosthwaite and co - 1860
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Thinking about Biology

Stephen Webster, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine and Associate Lecturer in Clinical Medicine Stephen Webster, MD - 2003 - 235 Seiten
...end of the introduction of The Origin of Species, referring to the evolution of life, Darwin wrote: 'I am convinced that natural selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.' It is a thought-provoking statement, and a prescient one too. For a great deal of evolutionary debate,...
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Francis Galton: Pioneer of Heredity and Biometry

Michael Bulmer, Professor Michael Bulmer - 2003 - 357 Seiten
...as to acquire that perfection of structure and coadaptation which most justly excites our admiration I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification. Darwin, The Origin of Species Galton was not a naturalist, but he was stimulated by The Origin of Species...
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Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages

Trevor Palmer, Robert N. Brandon - 2003 - 522 Seiten
...So, whereas Darwin wrote, as the final words to the Introduction of the first edition of the Origin, 'I am convinced that natural selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification',2 followers of the Modern Synthesis regarded it as the only mechanism of any significance....
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The Origins of Larvae

Donald Williamson - 2003 - 261 Seiten
...of Lamarck, famed for his theory of the inheritance of acquired characters. Darwin (1859, p. 69) was "convinced that natural selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification" of evolving species. He, like Lamarck, believed that the effects of use and disuse of organs could...
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Biology of Aging

Alvaro Macieira-Coelho - 2002 - 192 Seiten
...in the tradition of natural selection, which emphasizes competition. Darwin himself, however, stated that natural selection has been the main, but not exclusive, means of modification. The evolutionary process may have taken place more by cooperation than competition (Margulis and Sagan...
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Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology ...

Johann Peter Murmann - 2003 - 294 Seiten
...analysis requires at Darwin (1859) ended the introduction to On the Origin of Species with the line, "I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not the exclusive means of modification" (1964 facsimile, p. 6). Later in the book he identified migration...
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The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture

Roger N. Lancaster - 2003 - 442 Seiten
...often lost on subsequent Darwinists. Not every trait is "adaptive," nor is every trait "selected." "I am convinced that natural selection has been the main but not the exclusive means of modification." Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Jonathan Hodge, Michael Jonathan Sessions Hodge, Gregory Radick - 2003 - 486 Seiten
...to explain a wide variety of biological phenomena. Third, and surely most well known, is the thesis that 'natural selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification'.5 As we shall see, much philosophical discussion has been provoked by this last idea,...
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Evolution and Creationism in the Public Schools: A Handbook for Educators ...

Angus M. Gunn - 2015 - 199 Seiten
...formerly entertained — namely, that each species has been independently created — is erroneous. I am fully convinced that species are not immutable;...manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species arc the descendants of that species. Furthermore, I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the...
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Biased Embryos and Evolution

Wallace Arthur, Arthur Wallace - 2004 - 233 Seiten
...to persuade us that it was the only such driver. He famously said, at the end of his Introduction: 'I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.' But Darwin the pluralist coexisted with Darwin the man with the big idea. There is one important feature...
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