Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 8/6/2014 The gloves are off

 Charles Darwin

"The author of the 'Vestiges of Creation; would, I presume, say that, after a certain unknown number of generations, some bird had given birth to a woodpecker, and some plant to the misseltoe, and that these had been produced perfect as we now see them; but this assumption seems to be to be no explanation, for it leaves the case of the coadaptations of organic beings to each other and to their physical conditions of life, untouched and unexplained." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species

I love the direct method that Darwin uses in Origin to compare this theory to existing theories. The gloves come off and Darwin exposes their weaknesses.

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