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" The late Mr. David Hume, in his posthumous works, places the powers of generation much above those of our boasted reason; and adds, that reason can only make a machine, as a clock or a ship, but the power of generation makes the maker of the machine;... "
Erasmus Darwin - Page 188
by Ernst Ludwig Krause, Charles Darwin - 1880 - 216 pages
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Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic life, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - Medicine - 1800
...thofc of our boafted reafon ; and adds, that rcafon can only make a machine, as a clock or a ftiip, but the power of generation makes the maker of the machine ; and probably from having obfervcd, that the grcateft part of the earth has been formed out of organic recrements ; as the immcnfe...
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Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life ...

Erasmus Darwin - Physiology - 1801 - 1574 pages
...thofe of our boafted reafon ; and adds, that reafon can only make a machine, as a clock or a fhip, but the power of generation makes the maker of the machine ; and probably from having obferved, that the greateft part of the earth has been formed out of organic recrements ; as the immenfe...
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Zoonomia, Volume 1

Erasmus Darwin - 1818
...Note on Curcuma. The late Mr. David Hume, in his posthumous works, places the powers of generation much above those of our boasted reason; and adds,...makes the maker of the machine; and probably from baving observed, that the greatest part of the earth has been formed out of organic recrements; as...
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An essay towards a science of consciousness

J L. Murphy - 1838
...philosophers. "The late Mr. David Hume, in his posthumous works, places the powers of generation much above our boasted reason; and adds, that reason can only...the earth has been formed out of organic recrements; as the immense beds of limestone, chalk, marble, from the shells of fish; and the extensive provinces...
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Evolution, old and new; or, The theories of Buffon, dr. Erasmus Darwin, and ...

Samuel Butler - 1879 - 384 pages
...life I * * "The late Mr. David Hume in his posthumous works places the powers of generation much above those of our boasted reason, and adds,...the earth has been formed out of organic recrements, as the immense beds of limestone, chalk, marble, from the shells of fish; and the extensive provinces...
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The Study of Animal Life

John Arthur Thomson - Zoology - 1892 - 375 pages
...expressed in any event of the past. Thus Erasmus Darwin (i794), speaking of Hume, says "he concluded that the world itself might have been generated rather than created ; that it might have been gradually produced from very small beginnings, increasing by the activity of its...
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The Study of Animal Life

John Arthur Thomson - Zoology - 1917 - 477 pages
...by a flash of Almighty volition. Thus Erasmus Darwin (1794), speaking of Hume, says " he concluded that the world itself might have been generated rather than created ; that it might have been gradually produced from very small beginnings, increasing by the activity of its...
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God and the New Cosmology: The Anthropic Design Argument

Michael Anthony Corey - Religion - 1993 - 332 pages
...in reference to the beliefs of philosopher David Hume, the elder Darwin once wrote that Hume: . . . concludes that the world itself might have been generated, rather than created; that is, it might have been gradually produced from very small beginnings increasing by the activity of its inherent principles,...
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Darwinism and the Study of Society: A Centenary Symposium

Michael Banton - Social Science - 2003 - 191 pages
...came to Edinburgh, praised Hume's evolutionary approach and noted that in his posthumous works ... he concludes that the world itself might have been...rather than created ; that is, it might have been produced from very small beginnings, increasing from the activity of its inherent principles rather...
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The Genius of Erasmus Darwin

Christopher Upham Murray Smith, Robert Arnott - History - 2005 - 416 pages
..."ibid., pp. 506, 507. 54 Ibid., p. 491. 55 See ibid., p. 484. 56 Hume 'places the powers of generation much above those of our boasted reason; and adds,...power of generation makes the maker of the machine'; ibid., p. 513. " 57 Ibid., p. 513. In this way, every form of life (every organism) is just a temporary...
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