Evolution, Old New
"[...]our own thinkers. He writes: - "There are here some words, however, which require careful definition. And first the word purpose. A thing serves a purpose when it is adapted for some end; thus a corkscrew is adapted to the end of extracting corks from bottles, and our lungs are adapted to the end of respiration. We may say that the extraction of corks is the purpose of the corkscrew, and that respiration is the purpose of the lungs, but here we shall have used the word in two different senses. A man made the corkscrew with a purpose in his mind, and he knew and intended that it should be used for pulling out corks. But nobody made our lungs with a purpose in his mind and intended that they[...]."
- Paperback | 344 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.51mm | 498.95g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Illustrations, black and white