A budget of paradoxes, Volume 1

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The Open Court Publishing Co., 1915 - Philosophy - 402 pages
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Page 147 - Description and Draught of a new-invented MACHINE for carrying vessels or ships out of or into any harbour, port or river, against wind and tide, or in a calm...
Page 256 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 80 - MAN, being the servant and interpreter of Nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature: beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.
Page 239 - Twelve Arguments Drawn Out of the Scripture, Wherein the Commonly Received Opinion Touching the Deity of the Holy Spirit, Is Clearly and Fully Refuted.
Page 357 - Day of March ; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 143 - These two, faith and repentance, ie believing Jesus to be the Messiah, and a good life, are the indispensable conditions of the new covenant, to be performed by all those who would obtain eternal life.
Page 329 - The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, in which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols are used instead of letters, for the greater ease of learners.
Page 86 - Modern discoveries have not been made by large collections of facts with subsequent discussion, separation, and resulting deduction of a truth thus rendered perceptible. A few facts have suggested an hypothesis, which means a supposition proper to explain them. The necessary results of this supposition are worked out, and then, and not till then, other facts are examined to see if these ulterior results are found in nature.
Page 109 - I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, — and all the worse for the fishes.
Page 77 - For my way of discovering sciences goes far to level men's wits, and leaves but little to individual excellence ; because it performs everything by the surest rules and demonstrations.

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