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The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and…

by Alfred Russel Wallace

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In his 1910 preface Alfred Russel Wallace writes that his book, subtitled "A Manifestation of Creative Power, Directive Mind and Ultimate Purpose," is a half-century of thought on evolution, covering plant life, geological formations, natural selection and, finally (going a step further than Darwin), the idea that evolution might suggest that the universe had a purpose or a "Life Principle"--the ultimate purpose of that life-development being Man.… (more)

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