Evolution Its nature, its evidence, and its relation to religious thought
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Evolution Its nature, its evidence, and its relation to religious thought

By Joseph le Conte
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Table of Contents
  • EVOLUTION ITS NATURE, ITS EVIDENCES, AND ITS RELATION TO RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • PART I. WHAT IS EVOLUTION?
  • CHAPTER I. ITS SCOPE AND DEFINITION.
    • Definition of Evolution.
    • The Above Three Laws Are Laws of Evolution.
  • CHAPTER II. THE RELATION OF LOUIS AGASSIZ TO THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.
  • PART II. EVIDENCES OF THE TRUTH OF EVOLUTION.
  • CHAPTER I. GENERAL EVIDENCES OF EVOLUTION AS A UNIVERSAL LAW.
  • CHAPTER II. SPECIAL PROOFS OF EVOLUTION. Introductory.
  • CHAPTER III. THE GRADES OF THE FACTORS OF EVOLUTION AND THE ORDER OF THEIR APPEARANCE.
  • CHAPTER IV. SPECIAL PROOFS, TAKEN FROM THE GENERAL LAWS OF ANIMAL STRUCTURE, OR FROM COMPARISON IN THE TAXONOMIC SERIES. General Principles.
  • CHAPTER V. PROOFS FROM HOMOLOGIES OF THE VERTEBRATE SKELETON.
  • CHAPTER VI. HOMOLOGIES OF THE ARTICULATE SKELETON.
  • CHAPTER VII. PROOFS FROM EMBRYOLOGY, OR COMPARISON IN THE ONTOGENIC SERIES.
  • CHAPTER VIII. PROOFS FROM GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ORGANISMS.
    • Continental Faunas and Floras.
    • Theory of the Origin of Geographical Diversity.
  • CHAPTER IX. PROOFS FROM VARIATION OF ORGANIC FORMS, ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL.
  • PART III. THE RELATION OF EVOLUTION TO RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
  • CHAPTER II. THE RELATION OF EVOLUTION TO MATERIALISM.
  • CHAPTER III. THE RELATION OF GOD TO NATURE.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE RELATION OF MAN TO NATURE.
  • CHAPTER V. THE RELATION OF GOD TO MAN.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE OBJECTION, THAT THE ABOVE VIEW IMPLIES PANTHEISM, ANSWERED.
  • CHAPTER VII. SOME LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE DIVINE IMMANENCY.
    • I. Conception of God.
    • II. Question of First and Second Causes.
    • III. Question of General and Special Providence.
    • IV. The Natural and the Supernatural.
    • V. Question of Design in Nature.
    • VI. Question of the Mode of Creation.
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE RELATION OF EVOLUTION TO THE IDEA OF THE CHRIST.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE RELATION OF EVOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF EVIL.
  • FOOTNOTES
  • INDEX
  • Transcribers’ Notes
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