Nature, Volume 16

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1877 - Electronic journals
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Page vii - Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known."' There is also the difficult problem of submarine light, evidenced by the facts of deep-sea animals having conspicuous and wellformed eyes, and of the shells of deep-sea mollusca being sometimes coloured, which is yet unsolved.
Page 559 - except in so far as it may be compelled by impressed forces " to change its direction ; or, to put the matter a little differently, may we not look upon the fact as illustrating what is probably a general principle of mental
Page 27 - The Annual Report of the Committee of Visitors for the year 1876, testifying to the continued prosperity and efficient management of the Institution was read and adopted. The real and funded property now amounts to above 84,000/. entirely derived from the contributions and donations of the members. Seventy-two new members paid their admission fees
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Page 481 - vigorously object to give a verbal assent to the doctrine itself. However this may be, the main point is that sufficient knowledge has now been acquired of vital phenomena to justify the assertion that the notion that there is anything exceptional about these phenomena receives not a particle of support from any known fact.
Page 481 - and mathematicians. To know the anatomy of the human body, with even an approximation to thoroughness, is the work of a life, but as much as is needed for a sound comprehension of elementary physiological truths may be learned in a week. A knowledge of the elements of physiology is not only easy of acquirement, but it
Page 359 - between this relative knowledge and a so-called absolute knowledge, and to point out our ignorance of the absolute position of a point as an instance of the limitation of our faculties. Any one, however, who will try to imagine the state of a mind conscious of knowing the absolute position of a point will ever after be content with our relative knowledge.
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