“…the very close relation of the distinct species which inhabit the islets of the same archipelago, -- and especially the striking relation of the inhabitants of each whole archipelago or island to those of the nearest mainland, -- are, I think, utterly inexplicable on the ordinary view of the independent creation of each species, but are explicable on the view of colonisation from the nearest and readiest source, together with the subsequent modification and better adaptation of the colonists to their new homes.”

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