Essays on the Spirit of the Inductive Philosophy: The Unity of Worlds and the Philosophy of Creation

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - 503 Seiten

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Seite 131 - Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Closed one by one to everlasting rest; Thus at her felt approach, and secret might, Art after art goes out, and all is night.
Seite 447 - Nature,' we learn from the past history of our globe that she has advanced with slow and stately steps, guided by the archetypal light, amidst the wreck of worlds, from the first embodiment of the Vertebrate idea under its old Ichthyic vestment, until it became arrayed in the glorious garb of the Human form.
Seite 448 - ... we are led, by all analogy, to suppose that he operates through a series of intermediate causes, and that, in consequence, the origination of fresh species, could it ever come under our cognizance, would be found to be a natural, in contradistinction to a miraculous process, — although we perceive no indications of any process actually in progress which is likely to issue in such a result.
Seite 311 - Scriptures teach us, that we shall " see face to face, and know even as we are known,
Seite 130 - Secur'd by mountains of heap'd casuistry: Philosophy that touch'd the Heavens before, Shrinks to her hidden cause, and is no more: See Physic beg the Stagyrite's defence!
Seite 446 - The archetypal idea was manifested in the flesh long prior to the existence of those animal species that actually exemplify it. To what natural laws or secondary causes the orderly succession and progression of such organic phenomena may have been committed, we are as yet ignorant. But if, without derogation of the divine power we may conceive the existence of such ministers, and personify them by the term NATURE...
Seite 472 - We trust that the time is not distant when it will be universally understood that the battle of the evidences will have to be fought on the field of physical science, and not on that of the metaphysical.
Seite 380 - ... be no perceptible difference at all between two allied species. The following is his argument : — " But, while the number of species thus tends to become infinitely great, the extreme difference between man (let us suppose) at one end and a zoophyte at the other end of the scale is constant and finite ; hence the average difference between any two species tends to become infinitely small ; multiplied by the number of species, it must still be equal to a finite quantity ; and the product being...
Seite 176 - ... public in consequence of his having supported and extended the already popular views of Dr. Chalmers on the same subject, and also through his having been opposed by Dr. Whewell, the late Master of Trinity College, and recently by Mr. Proctor. Sir David's work was entitled " More Worlds than One; or, The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.

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