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Man's Place in Nature (Modern Library Science) Paperback – October 2, 2001
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His argumentation is by analogy: "There is not much apparent resemblance between a barn-door Fowl and the Dog who protects the farm-yard. Nevertheless the student of development finds, not only that the chick commences its existence as an egg, primarily identical in all essential respects with that of the Dog, but that the yelk of this egg undergoes division---that the primitive groove arises, and that the contiguous parts of the germ are fashioned, by precisely similar methods, into a young chick, which at one stage of its existence, is so like the nascent Dog, that ordinary inspection would hardly distinguish the two."
He admits the gap between man and modern apes (the African hominids had not been discovered when this book was written, of course).Read more ›