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Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology.

Asa Gray

Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology.

A free examination of Darwin"s treatise On the origin of species, and of its American reviewers.

by Asa Gray

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Published by Trübner in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882.,
  • Evolution

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesA free examination of Darwin"s treatise On the origin of species
    StatementBy Asa Gray. Reprinted from the Atlantic monthly for July, August, and October, 1860.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH367
    The Physical Object
    Pagination55 p.
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19471411M

      , Asa Gray, "Natural Selection not Inconsistent with Natural Theology" - Atlantic Monthly article reprinted in Darwiniana The scientific community did not rush to accept Darwin's theories all.   For Gray, natural selection was not inconsistent with a Christian natural theology; Darwin was more sceptical. He asked Gray whether he believed that if a man stood under a tree and was struck by lightning there was design in such an event.

    Arguments in natural theology rely largely on intuitions and inferences that seem natural to us, occurring spontaneously -- at the sight of a beautiful landscape, perhaps, or in wonderment at the complexity of the cosmos -- even to a nonphilosopher. In this book, Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt examine the cognitive origins of arguments in Cited by:   This included an article by Asa Gray entitled “Natural Selection Not Inconsistent with Natural Theology,” appearing in three issues of The Atlantic Monthly. These efforts, combined with Darwin’s well-reasoned explanations, eventually led to the acceptance of his theory by several American and most European scientists by the end of the Author: Susan W Fisher, Megan E Meuti.

    Natural Selection not Inconsistent with Natural Theology, a Free Examination of Darwin’s Treatise on the Origin of Species, and of Its American Reviewers. London: Trubner & Co., One phrase in particular shows Gray’s retention of an idea of design: “Variation and natural selection may play their part, and so may specific creation also. Extract ← 66 | 67 → 3 Natural Selection and Natural Evil Evolution Before Darwin Even while writing Natural Theology, William Paley was aware of other theories of human development that were being advanced. One of the consequences of new scientific progress, including the discovery of fossils, as well as a growing skepticism in some quarters regarding the .


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Natural Selection not inconsistent with Natural Theology. A free examination of Darwin's treatise on the Origin of Species, and of its American reviewers. Reprinted from the Atlantic monthly for July, August, and October, London: Trübner & Co., Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Such being our habitual state of mind, it may well be believed that the perusal of the new book “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” left an uncomfortable impression, in spite of its plausible and winning ways.

We were not wholly unprepared for it, as many of our contemporaries seem to have by: Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology. A free examination of Darwin's treatise On the origin of species, and of its American reviewers.

[Asa Gray] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology: a free examination of Darwin's treatise On the origin of species, and of its American reviewers by Gray, Asa, ; Flower, William Henry,former owner; Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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Internet Archive BookReader Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology: a free examination of Darwin's treatise On the origin of species, and of its American reviewers. In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world.

Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology.

book of design that could only come /5. Published amid a firestorm of controversy inthis is a book that changed the world. Reasoned and well-documented in its arguments, it offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.

Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity is an work of Christian apologetics and philosophy of religion by the English clergyman William Paley (–). The book expounds his arguments from natural theology, making a teleological argument for the existence of God, notably beginning with the watchmaker analogy.

Author: William Paley. Darwin now worked on an "abstract" trimmed from his Natural Selection manuscript. The publisher John Murray agreed the title as On the Origin of Species through Natural Selection and the book went on sale to the trade on 22 November The stock of 1, copies was oversubscribed, and Darwin, still at Ilkley spa town, began corrections for a second edition.

The origin of species by means of natural selection -- Design versus necessity, a discussion -- Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology -- Species as to variation, geographical distribution, and succession -- Sequoia and its history: the relations of North American to Northeastern Asian and to Tertiary vegetation -- The.

Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology () (external scan) Introduction to Structural and Systematic Botany and Vegetable Physiology () (external scan) How Plants Behave () Gray's lessons in botany and. Much better, but still not sufficient. “It says that the evolution of species was shaped by purely natural forces with no supernatural intervention at all.” The clever theist will say that god implemented those natural forces with the goal to produce Homo Sapiens.

I don’t buy it, but that’s not the same as refuting it. In March of the eminent Harvard Botanist and orthodox Christian Asa Gray began promoting the Origin of Species in hopes of securing a fair examination of Darwin’s evolutionary theory among theistic naturalists.

To this end, Gray sought to demonstrate that Darwin had not written atheistically and that his theory of evolution by natural selection had not Cited by: 1. One point that Gray argued at some length was that natural selection was not inconsistent with natural theology.

Darwin, according to Gray, said only that nature proceeded according to fixed laws; he wrote only of secondary causes, not of first causes. In fact, he promoted a pamphlet by Gray titled “Natural Selection Not Inconsistent With Natural Theology” (Darwin,p.

Apparently, Darwin was happy for anyone to abandon a supernatural creation in favor of theistic evolution but, as far as he was concerned, design in any form made no sense if his theory were true.

Natural selection does not operate as a sieve that retains the rarely arising useful genes and lets go the more frequently arising harmful mutants; at least, not only.

Natural selection acts in the filtering way of a sieve, but it is much more than a purely negative process, for it is able to generate novelty by increasing the probability of Cited by: 5. More editions of Gray's school and field book of botany. Consisting of "Lessons in botany," and "Field, forest, and garden botany," bound in one volume: Gray's school and field book of botany.

Consisting of "Lessons in botany," and "Field, forest, and garden botany," bound in one volume: ISBN (). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages ; 28 cm: Contents: Section I --Thoughts on evolution before --"Of species among living bodies and the idea that we should attach to that word" from Zoological philosophy () / Jean Baptiste Lamarck --"High importance of investigating the fossil remains of quadrupeds" from Essay on.

that he claimed his descent from a monkey?") With Darwin's assistance, Gray's Atlantic pieces, which contained his most cogent explanations for natural selection and Design, reached England as a small pamphlet bearing the Darwin-suggested motto, "Natural Selection not inconsistent with Natural Theology." Despite Gray's strong religious feelings.

Today, when we make distinctions between natural and supernatural activity in Scripture, not only do we push our modern categories into the Bible, but we also limit God’s action.

Once we designate some acts as “special” or “supernatural” we imply that other events which can be explained by normal cause and effect are not the acts of God.And as such, it is not so much an aggressive flank-movement against enemies, than rather a smart move, a friendly hand given to his adversaries.

According to Gray, “natural selection is not inconsistent with natural theology” [ 72–].Cited by: 9.