Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Том 4,Частина 1

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Сторінка 28 - ... of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes, like those determining the birth and death of the individual.
Сторінка 28 - Therefore I should infer from analogy that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth, have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.
Сторінка 31 - When once a conclusion is made to hang not on observed facts, and the generalisations in which the facts verify themselves, but upon a vision confessedly prolonged beyond the facts, and crossing the boundary of experimental evidence, it is no longer in any sense a scientific conclusion. It may be as visionary as — it probably is far more so than — any of those theological or so-called anthropomorphic conclusions which are the special bane of Dr. Tyndall. It is indeed a strange outcome of...
Сторінка 27 - Generation, in so far as that life may be originated in matter without seed, egg, or antecedent life, but with this essential difference that we believe in a power higher than matter or the force implanted in matter, and that it is this power which is the original source of life in matter. Instead of Spontaneous Generation therefore, we would rather say Predestinated Generation, because when a new creation is formed, it...

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