Man: Where, Whence, and Whither: Being a Glance at Man in His Natural-history Relations

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1867 - 199 pages

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Page 137 - Darwin's views aside, the whole analogy of natural operations furnishes so complete and crushing an argument against the intervention of any but what are termed secondary causes, in the production of all the phenomena of the universe; that, in view of the intimate relations between Man and the rest of the living world, and between the forces exerted by the latter and all other forces, I can see no excuse for doubting that all are coordinated terms of Nature's great progression, from the formless...
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