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" The differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate them it would be necessary to have all the evolution over again on a new basis. What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament. "
Science, Sex, and Society - Page 303
by Ann E. Kammer - 1979 - 569 pages
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Political Science Quarterly, Volume 23

1908
...that political evolution shall proceed slowly, and, to quote the striking words of a recent writer: " What was decided among the prehistoric protozoa cannot be annulled by act of parliament." ' Still it is true that the progress of political evolution, as well as of biologic, can be greatly...
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The Progress of the Filipino People Toward Self-government

Edwin Walter Kemmerer - 1908 - 32 pages
...that political evolution shall proceed slowly, and, to quote the striking words of a recent writer: " What was decided among the prehistoric protozoa cannot be annulled by act of parliament." * Still it is true that the progress of political evolution, as well as of biologic, can be greatly...
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America's Greatest Problem: the Negro

Robert Wilson Shufeldt - 1915 - 377 pages
...causes which produces the great sexual differences between the negro and white race. 'These differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...decided among the prehistoric Protozoa, cannot be changed by an act of Congress' (Geddes and Thompson). "The negro problem can be solved only by dealing...
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Feminism and Science

Nancy Tuana - 1989 - 250 pages
...sperm and egg as representing two divergent forms of metabolism established by protozoan organisms, and "what was decided among the prehistoric protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament." Furthermore, as in Aristotle, the difference between the two is nutrition. The motivating force impelling...
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Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

Thomas Laqueur - 1992 - 342 pages
...nevertheless justified the respective cultural roles of men and women with breathtaking boldness. Differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...among the pre-historic Protozoa cannot be annulled by an act of Parliament."17 Microscopic organisms wallowing in the primordial ooze determined the irreducible...
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The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women

Elizabeth Wilson - 1992 - 216 pages
...Geddes. Originally trained as a biologist, he was committed to an emphasis on sexual difference, since 'what was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament',3 but although the differences he perceived have today become cliches of conservative thought...
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Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the ...

Gail Bederman - 2008 - 322 pages
...sexual difference, both feminist and antifeminist. Geddes and Thompson themselves were antifeminists: "What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament," they archly told woman suffragists. 103 Yet Gilman, like many other feminists of her generation, found...
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Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections, and Frontiers

Patricia Gowaty - 1997 - 650 pages
...difference in constitution expresses itself in the distinctions between male and female. These differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...them, it would be necessary to have all the evolution all over again on a new basis. What was decided among the pre-historic protozoa cannot annulled by...
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Sexology Uncensored: The Documents of Sexual Science

Lucy Bland, Laura Doan - 1998 - 282 pages
...itself in the distinctions between male and female, whether these be physical or mental. The differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament. In this mere outline we cannot of course do more than indicate the relation of the biological differences...
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Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender

Ronald L. Numbers, John Stenhouse - 1999 - 316 pages
...They concluded a discussion about the evolution of these tendencies by observing, "the differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament." 26 While Geddes and Thompson drew primarily on natural history, biology, and their own experience, the...
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