The Ethic of Nature and Its Practical Bearings

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Douglas, 1889 - Ethics, Evolutionary - 284 pages
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Page 219 - The great men of culture are those who have had a passion for diffusing, for making prevail, for carrying from one end of society to the other, the best knowledge, the best ideas of their time...
Page 219 - It does not try to teach down to the level of inferior classes; it does not try to win them for this or that sect of its own, with ready-made judgments and watchwords. It seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all men live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light, where they may use ideas, as it uses them itself, freely, — nourished and not bound by them.
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Page 27 - ... good; silently and insensibly working, whenever and wherever opportunity offers, at the improvement of each organic being in relation to its organic and inorganic conditions of life. We see nothing of these slow changes in progress, until the hand of time has marked the...
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Page 219 - It seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all men live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light, where they may use ideas, as it uses them itself, freely — nourished, and not bound by them. This is the social idea : and the men of culture are the true apostles of equality.
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Page 12 - It is really laughable to see what different ideas are prominent in various naturalists' minds, when they speak of '' species ; " in some, resemblance is everything and descent of little weight — in some, resemblance seems to go for nothing, and Creation the reigning idea — in some, descent is the key, — in some, sterility an unfailing test, with others it is not worth a farthing. It all comes, I believe, from trying to define the undefinable.
Page 287 - Period— Decorated Mirrors— Enamelled Armlets— Architecture and Contents of the Brochs — Lake-Dwellings — Earth Houses, etc. Contents of Vol. II. — THE BRONZE AND STONE AGES. — Cairn Burial of the Bronze Age and Cremation Cemeteries— Urns of Bronze- Age Types— Stone...

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