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11/18/1810 - 1/30/1888
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But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.

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I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species. I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small, and that it may have reduced large genera to so small, and of families.

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I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.

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I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on.

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I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.

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I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room.

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In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop.

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Increased powers of investigation- microscopical and chemical- might be expected to discover them. This expectation has not been fulfilled.

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Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win.

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Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?

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