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Page 100 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Page 97 - The natural history of these islands is eminently curious, and well deserves attention. Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean, between 500 and 600 miles in width.
Page xii - A Treatise on Human Physiology : designed for the use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.
Page 100 - To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator, that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes, like those determining the birth and death of the individual.
Page 99 - ... the summing up of the labour, the experience, the reason, and even the blunders of numerous workmen; when we thus view each organic being, how far more interesting — I speak from experience — does the study of natural history become!
Page 119 - FRS, vicepresident, in the chair. — The Secretary read a report on the additions that had been made to the Society's Menagerie during the month of...
Page 141 - ANIMAL MORPHOLOGY. A Grace was passed on May 11, 1882, that there be established in the University a Professorship of Animal Morphology, to terminate with the tenure of office of the Professor first elected, unless the University should decide that the Professorship should be continued. On May 31 was elected FM Balfour, MA Irin.
Page 97 - Seeing every height crowned with its crater, and the boundaries of most of the lava streams still distinct, we are led to believe that within a period, geologically recent, the unbroken ocean was here spread out. Hence, both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact — that mystery of mysteries — the first appearance of new beings on this earth.
Page 146 - Apart from its primary purpose it produced a profound impression, especially on botanists. This was partly due to the undeniable force of the argument from analogy stated in a sentence in the introduction : — " Man may be said to have been trying an experiment on a gigantic scale ; and it is an experiment which nature, during the long lapse of time has incessantly tried.
Page 171 - The principle of Antithesis. — Certain states of the mind lead to certain habitual actions, which are of service, as under our first principle. Now, when a directly opposite state of mind is induced, there is a strong and involuntary tendency to the performance of movements of a directly opposite nature, though these are of no use; and such movements are in some cases highly expressive.