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Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection (version 2)

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This is the 6th and last edition of "On The Origin of Species" with all additions and corrections, often considered the Definitive Edition.

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By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S.,

Author of "The Descent of Man," etc., etc.

Sixth London Edition, with all Additions and Corrections.

The 6th Edition is often considered the definitive edition.

"But with regard to the material world, we can at least go so far as this we can perceive that events are brought about not by insulated interpositions of Divine power, exerted in each particular case, but by the establishment of general laws." Whewell: "Bridgewater Treatise".

"The only distinct meaning of the word 'natural' is STATED, FIXED or SETTLED; since what is natural as much requires and presupposes an intelligent agent to render it so, i.e., to effect it continually or at stated times, as what is supernatural or miraculous does to effect it for once." Butler: "Analogy of Revealed Religion".

"To conclude, therefore, let no man out of a weak conceit of sobriety, or an ill applied moderation, think or maintain, that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word, or in the book of God's works; divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 13 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 18, 2016
Subject: Class
This book is mathematically impossible. Darwin himself said if the cell was any more complex than I've surmised my entire theory breaks down. Get it out of the gene pool, it's crap!
September 21, 2015
no science here at all
Reviewer: - August 1, 2015
Subject: Earth Shaking
Revolutionary work that sits on the top shelf in position one of all prose.
January 16, 2015
This book belongs under fiction
Reviewer: - November 2, 2014
Subject: Rubbish
I tried to read the boo, but it is boring and nothing seems to original. it is maybe evolution worshipers and materialists. I'm a science teacher and I can not see any science in this book. just a dogma and paradigm of denial.. ID sounds more sensible and logical for me...
September 15, 2013
Present a theory and evidence, disprove, improve, start over. Remember, the earth was flat before we realized it was round and the center of the universe, today we believe it's round and the center of nothing.
September 10, 2013
Great book. The readers did fine, but the change from reader to reader was a little distracting.
August 16, 2013
Can anyone tell these neophyte readers that analogous, homologous, and other "ologous"-ending words do not have a soft "g"?
August 16, 2013
Can anyone tell these neophyte readers that analogous, homologous, and other "ologous"-ending words do not have a soft "g"?
August 10, 2013
Readers aren't great, but it's free. I'm certainly satisfied. Darwin's thinking over-draws conclusions a bit, but overall the science is sound. I find it humorously frustrating that two out of three comments so far are questioning the validity of Darwin's research and synthesis.
Reviewer: - June 28, 2013
Subject: Darwin's Doubt
Just finished "Darwin's Doubt" and still waiting for Science to produce a "Blade of Grass".
May 31, 2013
Pure rubbish that has been disproved over and over again.
Reviewer: - May 15, 2013
Very bland and annoying voiced reader. She sounds almost robotic!

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