The laws of correlation of growth, the importance of which should never be overlooked, will ensure some differences; but, as a general rule, I cannot doubt that the continued selection of slight variations, either in the leaves, the flowers, or the fruit, will produce races differing from each other chiefly in these characters.
I could give several references to the full acknowledgment of the importance of the principle in works of high antiquity.
But as variations manifestly useful or pleasing to man appear only occasionally, the chance of their appearance will be much increased by a large number of individuals being kept; and hence this comes to be of the highest importance to success.
I believe that the conditions of life, from their action on the reproductive system, are so far of the highest importance as causing variability.
Fentolin," he added, with the air of one making a last effort to preserve his temper, "the mission with which I am charged is one of greater importance
than you can imagine.
No nation acquainted with the nature of our political association would be unwise enough to enter into stipulations with the United States, by which they conceded privileges of any importance to them, while they were apprised that the engagements on the part of the Union might at any moment be violated by its members, and while they found from experience that they might enjoy every advantage they desired in our markets, without granting us any return but such as their momentary convenience might suggest.
To acquiesce in such a privation of their due importance in the political scale, would be not merely to be insensible to the love of power, but even to sacrifice the desire of equality.
In those emergencies of a nation, in which the goodness or badness, the weakness or strength of its government, is of the greatest importance, there is commonly a necessity for action.
Table 1 shows the relative importance of selected PPI commodity indexes for December 2011 with respect to the all commodities index before and after the shift to 2007 weights, as well as the percent change between the 2002 and 2007 based relative importances of these indexes.
The relative importances of premium and mid-premium gasoline went down, while regular gasoline increased as rising prices spurred consumers to shift consumption to the lower grade, less expensive fuel.
Table 1 shows the relative importance
of many detailed items within the three stages of processing before and after the shift to 1992 weights, as well as the percent change between the 1987- and 1992-based relative importances
of these items.
show the share of total expenditures that would occur if quantities consumed actually remained constant while only prices to consumers changed.