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Re: Darwin... a more complete quote
 
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Re: Darwin... a more complete quote


Hmmm... let's look at Darwin's quote... in context.

To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree. Yet reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a perfect and complex eye to one very imperfect and simple, each grade being useful to its possessor, can be shown to exist; and if further, the eye does vary ever so slightly; and if any of the variations be inherited; and if any of the variations be ever useful to an animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real.
 
from The Origin of Species (1859)
 

 
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