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Richard Owen

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But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr. Darwin's statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.

— Richard Owen

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Cuvier had preceded Lamarck in specifying the kinds and degrees of variation, which his own observations and critical judgment of the reports of others led him to admit.

— Richard Owen

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Every step in the progress of this study has tended to obliterate the technical barriers by which logicians have sought to separate the inquiries relating to the several parts of man's nature.

— Richard Owen

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Manifold subsequent experience has led to a truer appreciation and a more moderate estimate of the importance of the dependence of one living being upon another.

— Richard Owen

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Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain, or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes.

— Richard Owen

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Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species, which, from one cause or another, perish either before, or soon after attaining maturity.

— Richard Owen

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No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin.

— Richard Owen

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That the variability of an organism to a certain extent is a constant and certain condition of life we admit, otherwise there would be no distinguishable individuals of a species.

— Richard Owen

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The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical.

— Richard Owen

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Owen tried to smear Huxley by portraying him as an "advocate of man's origins from a transmuted ape" and one of his contributions to the Athenaeum was titled "Ape-Origin of Man as Tested by the Brain". In 1871 Owen was found to be involved in a threat to end government funding of Joseph Dalton Hooker's botanical collection at Kew possibly trying to bring it under his British Museum. as that he has never reared one pupil or follower.

Sir Richard Owen FRS KCB (20 July 1804 – 18 December 1892) was an English biologist comparative anatomist and paleontologist. Owen's approach to evolution can be seen as having anticipated the issues that have gained greater attention with the recent emergence of evolutionary developmental biology.

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