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Asa Gray

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It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.

— Asa Gray

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But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.

— Asa Gray

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I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.

— Asa Gray

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I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on.

— Asa Gray

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I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room.

— Asa Gray

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In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop.

— Asa Gray

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Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win.

— Asa Gray

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Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?

— Asa Gray

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It was implicitly supposed that every living thing was distinctively plant or animal; that there were real and profound differences between the two, if only they could be seized.

— Asa Gray

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There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories, and more are held as ascertained facts, and as the basis of philosophical inferences which strike at the root of theistic beliefs.

— Asa Gray

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Neither Darwin nor Wallace attended the meeting. On his second trip through the American west he and Hooker reportedly collected over 1000 specimens. In 1859 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [2].

This book known simply as Gray's Manual has gone through a number of editions with botanical illustrations by Isaac Sprague and remains a standard in the field. Of Gray's many works on botany the most popular was his Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States from New England to Wisconsin and South to Ohio and Pennsylvania Inclusive. Asa Gray (November 18 1810 – January 30 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century.

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