Lecture - A Critical Examination of 'on the Origin of Species'
IN the preceding five lectures I have endeavoured to give you an account of those facts, and of those reasonings from facts, which form the data upon which all theories regarding the causes of the phenomena of organic nature must be based. And, although I have had frequent occasion to quote Mr. Darwin&#8212;as all persons hereafter, in speaking upon these subjects, will have occasion to quote his famous book on the &#147;Origin of Species,&#148;&#8212;you must yet remember that, wherever I have quoted him, it has not been upon theoretical points, or for statements in any way connected with his particular speculations, but on matters of fact, brought forward by himself, or collected by himself, and which appear incidentally in his book. If a man &#145;will&#146; make a book, professing to discuss a single question, an encyclopaedia, I cannot help it.
- Electronic book text
- 12 Dec 2002
- Pdm Classics
- United States