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Saturday Quote: Charles Darwin’s Doubt on Natural Selection


“To suppose 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 degree.” [1]

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[1] Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (New York: Random House, Inc., 1993), 227.