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" Natural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being... "
The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler: Evolution, old and new - Page 304
by Samuel Butler - 1924
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On the Genesis of Species

St. George Jackson Mivart - Evolution - 1871 - 342 pages
...of natural species in this respect." * In his work on the " Origin of Species," he also observes, " Natural Selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications." 2 And " Natural Selection, if it be a true principle, will banish the belief ... of any great and sudden...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1875 - 458 pages
...in explaining the excavation of the deepest valleys or the formation of long lines of inland cliffs. Natural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being ; and as nv.dern geology has almost banished such views as the...
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Present conflict of science with the Christian religion, or, Modern ...

Herbert William Morris - Bible and science - 1876 - 686 pages
...work, and are probably the sole differences which are effective in the production of new species." J " Natural Selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each modification being profitable to the preserved animal." || * Orlrjin of Species, 6th Ed., p. 269....
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Evolution, Old & New: Or, The Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and ...

Samuel Butler - Evolution - 1879 - 384 pages
...this present book. When writing of the eye he says, " Variation will cause the slight alterations; "* but the " slight alterations " are the variations;...and accumulation of small inherited modifications," t—that is to say, it has had no share in inducing or causing these modifications. Again, " What applies...
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Evolution, Old and New, Or, The Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - Evolution - 1879 - 384 pages
...the " slight alterations " are the variations ; so that Mr. Darwin's words come to this — that " variation will cause the variations." There does not...and accumulation of small inherited modifications," t — that is to say, it has had no share in inducing or causing these modifications. Again, " What...
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The Problem of Human Life: Embracing the "evolution of Sound" and "evolution ...

Alexander Wilford Hall - Evolution - 1877 - 512 pages
...selection acts exclusively by tho preservation and accumulation of variations whicli ire beneficial." " Natural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, etifh profitable to tlie presented being " " On the other hand < 'may fe"l sure tftat any variation...
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The trial of the most notable lawsuit of ancient or modern times ... Issue ...

Robert Roberts - 1882
...be effected by natural selection" (Origin of Species, p. 9) ?—Yes. He lays it down, does he not, that " natural selection acts only by the preservation...and accumulation of small inherited modifications" (p. 75) ?—Quite so. Very well, how do you apply the law of development by inherited modifications,...
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Studies in Science and Religion

George Frederick Wright - Bible and science - 1882 - 390 pages
...a species along a line of variation that is advantageous to it is by exceedingly minute steps, and that " natural selection acts only by the preservation...and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being ; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1882 - 458 pages
...explaining the excavation of the deepest valleys or the formation of long lines of inland cliffs. Katural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being ; and as modern geology has almost banished such 5 views as...
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The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology ..., Volume 21

James Samuelson, Sir William Crookes - Science - 1884
...lasting rather than sudden influence to be the inducement of the tendency to vary. For further evidence that " natural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small " (p. 75) — [''infinitcsimally small " ed. ip 95] variations, consult the works cited passim. The...
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