Divine Revelation; Or, Pseudo-Science?

Divine Revelation; Or, Pseudo-Science?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... they could penetrate the crust of the earth to the depth of some six or seven miles, and of simultaneously flourishing their hinder extremities high up in the air, as if in a paroxysm of excitement and of most intense gratification. What do these extraordinary and eccentric mammals see? Is it from these deep-earth gazers that descend that variety of the human mammal, that study our planet's crust, not only to bring to light useful and precious minerals, but to discover and to be garrulous about apparent, not real, discrepancies between the Volume of Nature and the Volume of Divine Inspiration? We feel the less hesitation about the descent we have herein endeavoured to trace, inasmuch as the illustrious Roman Orator and Metaphysician, we can mean Cicero only, has in no small degree sanctioned our hypothesis. We are all aware that varieties occasionally revert to their primitive types. We see this in birds, animals, and vegetables. We see it in the example we have 1 The metal, that is applicable to the formation of tympana of this order, is a compound of copper and zinc, or calamine. This alloy was held by Bp. Watson to be the orichalcum of the ancients. endeavoured to elucidate. And any instance or probability of a recurrence to a previous type or stage of evolution or development, any positive ' harking back' to a previous form, would confirm our case concerning homo sapiens, and fix him upon any number of legs. Favouring this our hypothesis Cicero quotes, with all the authority of his entire approbation, the saying of Scipio, ' apud Numantiam, ' concerning Metellus. And tbis great Roman orator does this when he is in no humour to disguise his " sentiments: ' Si quintum pareret mater ejus, asinum fuisse parituram.'1 1 Cicero De Oratore, lib. ii....show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676726
  • 9781236676726