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natura non facit saltum

[nah-too-rah nohn fah-kit sahl-too m; English nuh-too r-uh non fey-sit sal-tuh m, -tyoo r-] /nɑˈtu rɑ noʊn ˈfɑ kɪt ˈsɑl tʊm; English nəˈtʊər ə nɒn ˈfeɪ sɪt ˈsæl təm, -ˈtyʊər-/
Latin.
1.
nature makes no leap.
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  • The truth of this remark is indeed shown by that old canon in natural history of "natura non facit saltum."

    On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin
  • The great law of nature, natura non facit saltum, was not broken by the introduction of man upon the earth.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • The canon of "natura non facit saltum" applies with almost equal force to instincts as to bodily organs.

    On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin

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