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A Review Of Vestiges Of The Natural History Of Creation

Auhtor: Francis Bowen

Language: english

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Review by Michael Gallagher, April 2008


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... development, upon mechanical and necessary principles, and as fast as proper occasions were offered, of these qualities thus made inherent ...
... of the earth's crust. Some of the convulsions caused by the fiery mass within threw up rock above the surface of the waters, and thus the dry land began ...
... seem to be not much more elaborate and intricate than the other. If the inherent qualities of matter have built up a solar system, they may have ...
... organs by supplying the requisite conditions, and thus, as it were, to raise the plant one step in the scale. We have yet to advert ...
... galvanic battery. The experiment of inducing muscular action in a corpse, by applying galvanism, is sufficiently well known. To borrow an illustration ...
... and argument, it would still remain a mere hypothesis, alike incapable of proof or disproof and that, at the best, the arguments brought against ...
... inference from this fact? Surely, we infer that they are merely crowded collections of stars, just like the others, except that they are too distant ...
... and still has produced but one satellite. If the same law had prevailed in the two cases, we ought to have nine or ten moons. We need not ...
... a few ocean deluges, and the rise and fall of half a dozen continents,-and he will frame a theory off-hand, which will account for the most ...
... it creates in the body are adapted to the design of the whole and this it is which distinguishes organism. Kant says, 'The cause of the ...
... organisms. They swarm in all the seas, and play an important part in choking up harbours and forming great deposits at the mouths of rivers. ...
... with these subjects, it may be well to mention, that the weight of authority is decidedly against this doctrine of spontaneous generation. It ...
... state, of infancy, and manhood in the human being, are perfectly consistent with persistence of type in the race, and do not indicate even the ...
... it must be understood that such comparisons are warranted only by a similarity of outward form, and of the instruments of locomotion ...
... recourse to a blank hypothesis, incapable alike of proof or disproof, and unsupported by the faintest intimations from the world of experience. To build ...
... cause is. The sole office of science is the theory, not of causation, but of classification. It is all reducible to natural history, the essence ...
... and necessarily followed by a result,-a partial one it may be,-but one which is a true effect, whether it answers the whole intention, or not. Here, ...
... through which the man communicates with the material world. The eye is but his instrument to see with, the ear is his trumpet for communicating ...
... Scripture we are repeating the facts positively affirmed by the geologists, and incorporated by our author into his history-as authentic leaves ...
... being and a stone, for the parentage and support of this wonderful system. For our own part, we will adopt the conclusion of one of the most eloquent ...