Criticisms on Origin of Species

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,552 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,384
mnybks.net#: 3799
Excerpt

all the parts of the watch to the function, or purpose, of showing the time, is held to be evidence that the watch was specially contrived to that end; on the ground, that the only cause we know of, competent to produce such an effect as a watch which shall keep time, is a contriving intelligence adapting the means directly to that end.

Suppose, however, that any one had been able to show that the watch had not been made directly by any person, but that it was the result of the modification of another watch which kept time but poorly; and that this again had proceeded from a structure which could hardly be called a watch at all--seeing that it had no figures on the dial and the hands were rudimentary; and that going back and back in time we came at last to a revolving barrel as the earliest traceable rudiment of the whole fabric. And imagine that it had been possible to show that all these changes had resulted, first, from a tendency of the structure to vary indefinitely; and secondly, from something in

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Criticisms on Origin of Species by Thomas Henry Huxley - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Problems in American Democracy
by Thames Ross Williamson
Orthodoxy
by G.K. Chesterton
French Art
by W. C. Brownell
London Films
by William Dean Howells
The Critique of Pure Reason
by Immanuel Kant
Free Culture
by Lawrence Lessig
An Essay on Criticism
by Alexander Pope
Write It Right
by Ambrose Bierce

See more popular titles from this genre.