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Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial ... - Page 235
1874
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Creation's testimony to its God; or, The accordance of science, philosophy ...

Thomas Ragg - 1877
...a system that had a beginning and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view 'the universe as a CANDLE NOT LIT,...having been always in existence ; but if we regard it as a candle that has been lit we become absolutely certain that it cannot have been burning from eternity,...
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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or ..., Volume 11

Religion and science - 1878
...a beginning, and must have an end ; for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we regard it as a candle that has been lit, we become absolutely...that a time will come when it will cease to burn." Sir W. Thomson writes thus in his joint treatise, with Professor Tait, on Natural Philosophy. " It...
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Studies in Theism

Borden Parker Bowne - Theism - 1879 - 444 pages
...beginning, and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could regard the universe as a candle not lit, then it is, perhaps, conceivable to regard it as having always been in existence; but if we regard it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become absolutely...
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Studies in Theism

Borden Parker Bowne - Theism - 1879 - 444 pages
...beginning, and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could regard the universe as a candle not lit, then it is, perhaps, conceivable to regard it as having always been in existence; but if we regard it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become absolutely...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

Theology - 1880
...Appeals to the Unknown. 329 as having always been in existence ; but if we regard it rather as a caudle that has been lit, we become absolutely certain that...eternity, and that a time will come when it will cease to burn."1 " The very fact, therefore, that the large masses of the visible universe are of finite size,...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 42

Literature - 1882
...system that had a beginning and must have an end ; for a process of degradation cannot be eternal It* we could view the universe as a candle not lit, then...conceivable to regard it as having been always in existence ; bat if we regard it rather as .1 candle that has been li;. we become absolutely certain that i: cancel...
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The atomic theory of Lucretius contrasted with modern doctrines of atoms and ...

John Masson - 1884
...to a certain condition, shows us that there must be constantly going on a Dissipation of Energy. So 'if we could view the Universe as a candle not lit,...that a time will come when it will cease to burn.' 2 Thus Lucretius's belief that old . age and death must necessarily come to the world when its waste...
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The atomic theory of Lucretius contrasted with modern doctrines of atoms and ...

John Masson - Atoms - 1884 - 249 pages
...a certain condition, shows us that there must be constantly going on a Dissipation of Energy. So ' if we could view the Universe as a candle not lit,...absolutely certain that it cannot have been burning fromi eternity, and that a time will come when it will cease to burn.' 2 Thus Lucretius's belief that...
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The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century: Two Lectures Delivered at the ...

John Ruskin - Weather - 1884 - 152 pages
...a system that had a beginning and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view the Universe as a candle not lit, then it is perhaps conceivable to regard * 'The Conservation of Energy.' King and Co., 1873. it as having been always in existence ; but if...
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The Locomotive, Volume 10

Locomotive boilers - 1889
...a beginning and must have an end : for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could yiew the universe as a candle not lit, then it is perhaps...regard it as having been always in existence: but if regard it rather as a caudle that has been lit. we become absolutely certain that it cannot have been...
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