Charles Darwin Quote

Looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the same group together, must assuredly have existed; but the very process of natural selection constantly tends, as has been so often remarked, to exterminate the parent forms and the intermediate links. Consequently evidence of their former existence could be found only amongst fossil remains.


chapter VI: "Difficulties on Theory", page 179 - On the Origin of Species (1859)

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Looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the...

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Looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the...

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Looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the...

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Looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the...