And when we know that living  things are formed of the same elements as the inorganic world, that they act and react upon it, bound by a thousand ties of natural piety, is it probable, nay is it possible, that they, and they alone, should have no order in their seeming disorder, no unity in their seeming multiplicity, should suffer no explanation by the discovery of some central and sublime law of mutual connection?
Google Scholar Rheinberger, H. What is now called " Social Darwinism " was, in its day, synonymous with "Darwinism"—the application of Darwinian principles of "struggle" to society, usually in support of anti- philanthropic political agenda. Google Scholar Kohn, D. Such being unquestionably the necessary conditions under which living creatures exist, Mr.
The inhabitants of islands are often distinct from any other known species of animal or plants witness our recent examples from the work of Sir Emerson Tennent, on Ceylonand yet they have almost always a sort of general family resemblance to the animals and plants of the nearest mainland.
Google Scholar Hodge, M. Darwin published a series of researches which at once arrested the attention of naturalists and geologists; his generalisations have since received ample confirmation and now command universal assent, nor is it questionable that they have had the most important influence on the progress of science.
When it swam, the ancient creature moved like an otter, pushing back with its hind feet and undulating its spine and tail. Darwin, with a versatility which is among the rarest of gifts, turned his attention to a most difficult question of  zoology and minute anatomy; and no living naturalist and anatomist has published a better monograph than that which resulted from his labours.