Philosophical Letters Between the Late Learned Mr. Ray and Several of His Correspondents, Natives and Foreigners. to Which Are Added Those of Francis Willughby Publ. by W. Derham

Philosophical Letters Between the Late Learned Mr. Ray and Several of His Correspondents, Natives and Foreigners. to Which Are Added Those of Francis Willughby Publ. by W. Derham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1718 edition. Excerpt: ...one main Objection against our Opinion, viz. because no Account can be given how the very Shells should be brought to the Tops of Mountains, they being so high above the Level of the Sea: For when as we see the thing done, it is vain to dispute against it from the Unliltelihood of the doing it. But yet we may give the same Account of the Original' of of this 'Bed of Shells, perhaps an roo Foot above the Level of the Surface of the Sea, as we have elsewhere given of that Bed of 'Sand and Cockle-Shells found in sinking a Well at Amsterzlam, at perchance near lOO Foot Depth below the. present Bottom of the Sea; to wit, that both the one and the other were of oldTime the bottom of the Sea, and afterwards 'covered by several Coats, or Floors of Earth, brought down from the Mountains in Land-Floods; the several Beds or Floors to be seen in such broken Mountains, being the several Settlings of particular Floods.. i 'si, 7.. Some other Bodies, besides Shells, commonly esteemed Stones, there are found in the Earth, resembling the Teeth, and other Bones of Fishes, which arc so manifcstly the very 'Things they are thought " only pid conjectari deberet? 3. It seems strange to me, that if these Bodies were formed after the Manner of the shooting or crystallizing of Salts, it should. happen that two Shells should be so adapted together at the Heel, and shoot out to the same Extension round, and the upper and nether Valve be of different Figure, as in natural Shells, and that not only in one or two rarely to be found, but in Multitudes of them. 4. Why should not Nature as well imitate other natural Bodies, or their Parts, as the Horns and Hoofs of Land Animals, or the Nuts and Seeds os Plants, as the Shells and Bones only of some Sea-fishes. gular...show more

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  • English
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