Twelve Lectures on the Connexion Between Science and Revealed Religion; Delivered in Rome Volume 1-2

Twelve Lectures on the Connexion Between Science and Revealed Religion; Delivered in Rome Volume 1-2

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... of his organization, and if his origin were not different from theirs." Unfortunately, however, his second volume disposes of any other proof that man had a different origin. I hardly need detain you to confute this scheme; I will content myself with remarking that the experience of thousands of years has abundantly disproved it. How comes it that we can discover no instance of any such developments as Lamarck assumes, during this long period of observation? The bee has been striving without intermission in the art of making its sweet confection, since the days of Aristotle; the ant has been constructing its labyrinths, since Solomon recommended its example; but from the time they were described by the philosopher and the sage, till the beautiful researches of the Hubers, we are certain that they have not acquired a new perception, or a new organ for these purposes. Egypt, which, as the learned commission of French naturalists well observed, has preserved for us a museum of natural Page 357. history not only in its paintings, but in the mummies of its animals, presents us every species, after three thousand years, perfectly unchanged. What striving has there not been in man, and is there not particularly now, after new resources, after new powers, and after a greater range in the use of his senses! and yet, alas! not the sprouting of a new limb, not the expansion of a single organ, not the opening of a single new channel of perception, begins as yet to give us hope, after many thousands of years, that we shall yet reach a higher step in the scale of progressive improvement, or recede somewhat farther from our consanguinity with the chattering ape. It is now time to proceed, from the history and principles of this study, to its discoveries...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553950
  • 9781236553959