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" It has been said that I speak of Natural Selection as an active power or Deity; but who objects to an author speaking of the attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical... "
The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler: Evolution, old and new - Page 320
by Samuel Butler - 1924
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The Quarterly Journal of Science, Volume 3

Science - 1866
...objects to an author speaking of the attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets? Everyone knows what is meant and implied by such metaphorical...expressions ; and they are almost necessary for brevity." But this and other explanations or justifications which appear in the later, but not in the early editions...
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The Journal of Science: 1866, Volume 3

Science - 1866
...speaking of the attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets? Everyone knows what is mount and implied by such metaphorical expressions ; and they are almost necessary for brevity." But this and other explanations or justifications which appear in the later, but not in the early editions...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1866 - 593 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions ; and they are almost necessary for brevity. So again it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature, only the aggregate...
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Faith and Thought, Volume 2

Religion and science - 1867
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions, and they are almost necessary for brevity. So, again, it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature only the aggregate...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - Evolution - 1867 - 386 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions, and they are almost necessary for brevity. So, again, it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature, but I mean by Nature only the aggregate...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - Evolution - 1867 - 386 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions, and they are almost necessary for brevity. So, again, it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature, but I mean by Nature only the aggregate...
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The Great Problem: The Higher Ministry of Nature Viewed in the Light of ...

John R. Leifchild - Natural theology - 1872 - 543 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions, and they are almost necessary for brevity. So, again, it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature only the aggregate...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1875 - 458 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions; and they are almost necessary for brevity. So again it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature, only the aggregate...
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Darwinism Stated by Darwin Himself: Characteristic Passages from the ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1884 - 351 pages
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions ; and they are almost necessary for brevity. So again it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature, only the aggregate...
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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1896
...attraction of gravity as ruling the movements of the planets ? Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions ; and they are almost necessary for brevity. So again it is difficult to avoid personifying the word Nature ; but I mean by Nature, only the aggregate...
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