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" ... of any gradual diminution of the size — of such species, but is the result of circumstances which may be illustrated by the fable of the " Oak and the Reed ;" the smaller and feebler animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes to which... "
The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art - Seite 330
1860
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The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and ...

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas - 1866
...of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution in the size of such species, but is the result of circumstances...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species. They have fared better in the ' battle of life.' " Of the...
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Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art ...

1867
...large ones. Those of the bulk of the mastodons, megatheria, glyptodons, and diprotodons, are uniparon*. The actual presence, therefore, of small species of...themselves to changes to which the larger species have sucenmbed. That species should become extinct, appears, from the abundant fact of extinction, to be...
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The Critical Review of Theological & Philosophical Literature, Band 4

Stewart Dingwall Fordyce Salmond - 1894
...larger species of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any natural diminution of the size of such species, but is the...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes that have destroyed the larger species. They have fared better in the ' battle of life.' " This accounts...
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The American Naturalist, Band 40,Teil 2

1906
...countries where larger species of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such species,...reed'; the smaller and feebler animals have bent, as it were, and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species." Morris3...
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Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the ..., Band 3

Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1862
...large and conspicuous animal will fall a prey while the smaller kinds conceal themselves and escape. Small quadrupeds, moreover, are more prolific than...species should become extinct appears, from the abundant evidence of the fact of extinction, to be a law of their existence; whether, however, it be inherent...
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Philosophical Magazine

1851
...to any gradual diminution of the size of such larger animals, but is the result of circunist.ances which may be illustrated by the fable of the ‘ oak and the reed ‘ ; the small animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes under which the larger species have...
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The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw

Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science Michael Ruse, Robert J. Richards, Michael Ruse - 1999 - 346 Seiten
...suggested that the struggle for existence might have been important. Smaller forms may have evolved because "the smaller and feebler animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species — they have fared better in the 'battle' of life" (Owen 1866-68)....
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Palaeontology, Band 6

Richard Owen - 2003 - 420 Seiten
...conspicuous animal will fall a prey, while the smaller kinds conceal themselves and escape. Small quadrupeds are more prolific than large ones. Those of the bulk...which the larger species have succumbed. That species, or forms so recognized by their distinctive characters and the power of propagating them, have ceased...
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Proceedings, Band 3

Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1862
...quadrupeds, moreover, are more prolific than large ones. Those of the bulk of the mastodons. rnegatheria, glyptodons, and diprotodons, are uniparous. The actual...species should become extinct appears, from the abundant evidence of the fact of extinction, to be a law of their existence; whether, however, it be inherent...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 84, 1941)

...countries where larger species of the same natural families formerly existed, is not the consequence of any gradual diminution of the size of such species,...animals have bent and accommodated themselves to changes which have destroyed the larger species. They have fared better in the "battle of life". Accepting...
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