The Doctrine of the Unity of the Human Race Examined on the Principles of Science

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C. Canning, 1850 - Monogenism and polygenism - 312 pages
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Page 291 - And the sons of Noah that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth ; and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah; and of them was the whole earth overspread.
Page 271 - characteristic of this nation. Among a crew of Japanese which we examined in London, we sought in vain for the striking peculiarity spoken of by Thunberg, who says, " the eyelids form in the great angle of the eye a deep furrow, which makes the Japanese look as if they were
Page 227 - sloping contracted forehead, small eyes, depressed nose, thick lips, and projecting jaws, with which the African is usually caricatured, are by no means constant traits; on the contrary, every gradation of countenance may be met with from the disgusting picture too commonly drawn of them, to the finest set of European features.
Page 170 - we see that a black tint of skin, woolly hair, and negro features, are by no means invariably associated. So long as the Western nations were acquainted with only a small part of the earth's surface, partial views almost necessarily prevailed; tropical heat, and a black colour of the skin, appeared
Page 287 - made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth.
Page 223 - Although Aristotle has remarked that the female brain is absolutely smaller than the male, it is nevertheless not relatively smaller compared with the body, for the female body is in general lighter than that of the male. The female brain is for the most part larger than the male,
Page 226 - the same. I hope this will convince others that the opinion of many naturalists, such as Camper, Soemmering, Cuvier, Lawrence and Virey, that the negro has a smaller skull and brain than the European, is ill-founded, and entirely refuted by my researches. The mistaken notion of these naturalists, arose from the application of Camper's facial line and
Page 37 - Even man, although a cosmopolite, is subject in a certain sense to this law of limitation. While he is everywhere the one identical species, yet several races, marked by certain peculiarities of features, are recognized, such as the Caucasian, Mongolian, and African races. And it is not a
Page 169 - and agreeable countenance. The six negro crania engraved in the two first decades of Blumenbach, exhibit very clearly this diversity of character in the African race ; and prove most unequivocally that the variety among individuals, is certainly not less, but greater, than the difference between some of them and many Europeans."*
Page 305 - curve; hence their teeth are always exposed. Their nostrils are seated high up and are very open; their eyes project outwards ; when walking they carry their heads low on a short neck ; and their hinder legs are rather longer, compared with the front legs than is usual. Their bare teeth, their short heads, and up-turned nostrils, give them the most ludicrous self-confident air of defiance imaginable."*

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