Nature, Volume 10

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1874 - Electronic journals
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Page 312 - Was war ein Gott, der nur von außen stieße, Im Kreis das All am Finger laufen ließe! Ihm ziemt's, die Welt im Innern zu bewegen, Natur in Sich, Sich in Natur zu hegen, So daß, was in Ihm lebt und webt und ist, Nie Seine Kraft, nie Seinen Geist vermißt.
Page 240 - I presently found that, by means of this lens, air was expelled from it very readily. Having got about three or four times as much as the bulk of my materials, I admitted water to it, and found that it was not imbibed by it. But what surprised me more than I can well express was, that a candle burned in this air with a remarkably vigorous flame...
Page 315 - Natural selection acts only by the preservation and accumulation of small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being...
Page 317 - Is there not a temptation to close to some extent with Lucretius, when he affirms that " Nature is seen to do all things spontaneously of herself, without the meddling of the gods...
Page 318 - Then there are such things woven into the texture of man as the feeling of Awe, Reverence, Wonder — and not alone the sexual love just referred to, but the love of the beautiful, physical, and moral, in Nature, Poetry, and Art. There is also that deep-set feeling which, since the earliest dawn of history, and probably for ages prior to all history, incorporated itself in the Religions of the world.
Page 317 - No. III. view of the introduction of life, I do not know. But the anthropomorphism, which it seemed his object to set aside, is as firmly associated with the creation of a few forms as with the creation of a multitude.
Page 310 - Rome and the other cities of the empire had fallen into moral putrefaction. Christianity had appeared, offering the gospel to the poor, and by moderation if not asceticism of life, practically protesting against the profligacy of the age. The sufferings of the early Christians and the extraordinary exaltation of mind which enabled them to triumph over the diabolical tortures to which they were subjected, t must have left traces not easily effaced. They scorned the earth, in view of that "building...
Page 317 - A celebrated author and divine has written to me that he has "gradually learnt to see that it is just as noble a conception of the Deity to believe that He created a few original forms capable of self-development into other and needful forms, as to believe that He required a fresh act of creation to supply the voids caused by the action of His laws.
Page 318 - And grotesque in relation to scientific culture as many of the religions of the world have been and are — dangerous, nay destructive, to the dearest privileges of freemen as some of them...
Page 311 - If all this be historic truth (and I have entire confidence in Dr. Draper), well may he " deplore the systematic manner in which the literature of Europe has contrived to put out of sight our scientific obligations to the...

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