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I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on. Asa Gray#Difficulties 68
Asa Gray#Difficulties 68
Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant, that it was the living part of the plant, that which manifested the life and did the work in vegetable as well as in animal organisms. Asa Gray#Animal 67
Asa Gray#Animal 67
Why is it not just as likely that there were as many small general nearly at first as now, and as great a disproportion in the number of their species? Asa Gray#Disproportion 61
Asa Gray#Disproportion 61
It was implicitly supposed that every living thing was distinctively plant or animal; that there were real and profound differences between the two, if only they could be seized. Asa Gray#Animal 59
Asa Gray#Animal 59
In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop. Asa Gray#Animal 59
It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order. Asa Gray#Another 58
Asa Gray#Another 58
Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area? Asa Gray#Allowable 56
Asa Gray#Allowable 56
Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win. Asa Gray#Approbation 55
Asa Gray#Approbation 55
I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species. I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small, and that it may have reduced large genera to so small, and of families. Asa Gray#Accept 52
Asa Gray#Accept 52
This substance, which is manifold in its forms and protean in its transformations, has, in its state of living matter, one physiological name which has become familiar, that of protoplasm. Asa Gray#Become 50
Asa Gray#Become 50
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