No country can be named in which all the native inhabitants are now so perfectly adapted to each other and to the physical conditions under which they live, that none of them could anyhow be improved; for in all countries, the natives have been so far conquered by naturalised productions, that they have allowed foreigners to take firm possession of the land.
Can we wonder, then, that nature's productions should be far 'truer' in character than man's productions; that they should be infinitely better adapted to the most complex conditions of life, and should plainly bear the stamp of far higher workmanship?
Thus I can understand how a flower and a bee might slowly become, either simultaneously or one after the other, modified and adapted in the most perfect manner to each other, by the continued preservation of individuals presenting mutual and slightly favourable deviations of structure.
"Dare say he may be; never was much adapted
to anything that I set him about, I'll be bound."
In the first, the qualifications best adapted
to uniting the suffrages of the party, will be more considered than those which fit the person for the station.
I have indeed observed the same disposition among most of the mathematicians I have known in Europe, although I could never discover the least analogy between the two sciences; unless those people suppose, that because the smallest circle has as many degrees as the largest, therefore the regulation and management of the world require no more abilities than the handling and turning of a globe; but I rather take this quality to spring from a very common infirmity of human nature, inclining us to be most curious and conceited in matters where we have least concern, and for which we are least adapted
by study or nature.
He remembered some of the costumes he had seen in Paris, and he adapted
one of them, getting his effect from a combination of violent, unusual colours.
Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted
, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
This book outlines the 15 Adapted
Physical Education National Standards as established by the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities.
Therefore, the use of NaOH or KOH based alkaline disinfectants, and essential oils containing carvacrol and bay oil should be carefully considered when heat adapted
This objective is critical in CLP research domain as context adaptation will enable the reuse of existing FIS models in new contexts, thereby saving model developers the considerable effort required to collect data and to develop new CLP models; it will also improve the application of existing models by construction organizations as existing models can be adapted
to suit the organizations' specific needs or contexts.
Part of the excellent "Adapted
Classics" series, Edgar Allan Poe's Hop-Frog adapts a classic short story by celebrated author Edgar Allan Poe to a format ideal for middle grade readers.
Interestingly, the people who live in Tibet also adapted
to the rare-air conditions by interbreeding with Denisovans, an ancient species of humans (earlier article here).
The tolerance strategies of adapted
lines were not confined to the same type of stress but showed cross tolerance towards other abiotic stresses.