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" That our harmonious universe once existed potentially as formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the artificial method -vulgarly supposed.... "
Illustrations of Universal Progress: A Series of Discussions - Page 301
by Herbert Spencer - 1867 - 451 pages
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 45

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1858
...diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing tact than would have been its formation after the artificial method vulgarly supposed. The nebular hypothesis implies a First Cause as much transcending " the mechanical God of Paley," as...
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A Treatise on Theism, and on the Modern Skeptical Theories

Francis Wharton - Skepticism - 1859 - 395 pages
...astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the artificial method vulgarly supposed. The nebular hypothesis implies a first cause as much...of Paley,' as this does the fetish of the savage." THE END. ttfe ...
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A Treatise on Theism, and on the Modern Skeptical Theories

Francis Wharton - Skepticism - 1859 - 395 pages
...formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the artificial method vulgarly supposed. The nebular hypothesis implies a first cause as much transcending ' the mechanical god of Paley,' as...
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Thoughts in Aid of Faith: Gathered Chiefly from Recent Works in Theology and ...

Sara S. Hennell - Faith - 1860 - 413 pages
...in another connexion*,) * Article on the Nebular Hypothesis in the Westminster Rmev, July, 1858. " a First Cause as much transcending ' the mechanical...of Paley', as this does the fetish of the savage." The followers of Bacon have, as a general rule, shown a characteristic and perhaps meritorious prudence...
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Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative. (Second series)

Herbert Spencer - Philosophy - 1864 - 362 pages
...formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the...of Paley," as this does the fetish of the savage. 57 ILLOGICAL GEOLOGY. THAT proclivity to generalization which is possessed in greater or less degree...
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Essays--scientific, Political and Speculative, Volume 2

Herbert Spencer - Philosophy - 1864
...formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the...of Paley," as this does the fetish of the savage. ILLOGICAL GEOLOGY. THAT proclivity to generalization which is possessed in greater or less degree by...
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Essays: scientific, political, and speculative, Volume 1

Herbert Spencer - Philosophy - 1868
...formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the...savage. VII. % BAIN ON THE EMOTIONS AND THE WILL. A FTER the controversy between the Neptunists and -/~\. the Vulcanists had been long carried on without...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 84

Edward Everett Hale - 1868
...religious possibilities, it may afford as full a satisfaction to these wants also. He strikingly says, " The nebular hypothesis implies a First Cause as much...transcending the mechanical God of Paley, as this transcends the fetish of the savage." But, for the present at least, the teachings of Martineau are...
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The argument for the intellectual character of the first cause as affected ...

George Gilbert Scott - 1870
...state, is a far more astonishing fact than "would have been its formation after the artificial me" thod vulgarly supposed. Those who hold it legitimate "to...of "Paley," as this does the fetish of the savage." 10. Another point which may here be alluded to is one which Chalmers has dwelt upon in his Astronomical...
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English Psychology: Hartley--James Mill--Herbert Spencer--A. Bain--G.H ...

Théodule Ribot - Psychology - 1873 - 328 pages
...formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the...of Paley, as this does the fetish of the savage.' l in. The result of the idea of evolution, applied to social and politi' cal phenomena, is to bring...
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