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accumulation advance aliment animal atmosphere atom body carbonaceous carried cause CHAPTER chemical action circulation circulatory process CLASS LIFE DEVELOPMENT clearly combination COMMINGLE OF COUNTERPART conclusion consumed continue COUNTERPART GERMS course death defense against disease DESTRUCTIVE VITALITY destructive waste diamond earth enemies ESSAY CREATION evidence existence fact Fecundation fellow-germ fluids form of vitality furnishing gases germination giving birth globe ical immortality inconfutable individual known mass METALLIC MINERAL FORMATIONS microscopic animalcular microscopic vitality millions mind and matter mineral products moisture mortal motion mystery natural philosophy natural process nature's defense ocean onward operations of nature organic deposit ORIGIN OF MINERALS pabulum panacea perfecting of time's period perpetual PHYSICAL SURFACE CONSTRUCTION planet possessed primary producing heat progressive action propagation proving pure carbon reason RESUMES OF VITALIZATION scopic self-evident circumstances sequently sess showing solid space strata substance substrata suffi superheated sustenance tempered thereby tion turbed vital sparks volcanic
Page 34 - a solitary representative of advanced life. How vividly the image must appear when it breaks upon the retina of the mind, displaying a portrayal of immutable laws and self-evident conclusions in abundance, to dissolve the clouds which separate the workings of the Creator from the eyes of the creature ! CHAPTER VIII. DESTRUCTIVE
Page 5 - INTRODUCTION. BEFORE submitting this essay to the public, I wish to notice the fact that there is a popular theory antagonizing science with revelation, thereby setting up an incompatibility which is difficult to reconcile. Now, if these premises are well taken, it must be conceded that religion is a matter of personal belief, while philosophy is an established fact, because the operations of nature are self-evident and
Page 5 - The existence of God, or a supreme exponent possessing unlimited power, coupled with all the attributes necessary to combine perpetuity and supremacy, is the conviction of every true scientist; on this faith he rests the strongest evidence of natural development. Believing the true God to be a power which holds every operation of nature in the hollow of His hand, guiding and directing their consummation through cycles of all
Page 28 - ample testimony in favor of the premises, and further multiplying would only serve to weaken instead of to strengthen the conclusion. This conclusion granted, one of the inkiest clouds of darkness is magically transformed into a tower of crystal spray, reflecting images of revelation from each atom of its silvery mass, and virtually proving that the Creator works by a fixed law, and not by mere chance. CHAPTER VI.
Page 30 - attempt to apply the foregoing facts, with the view to alleviate disease, as well as to extend the natural period of life —also, to point out methods to be pursued, through channels of research, to prevent the liability to microscopic animalcular disease. Notwithstanding the fact that the philosophers of ancient times were in complete darkness as to the true cause of so much of their discomfort, they, nevertheless, struggled against it with comparative success.