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" If you ask them how they defend these monstrosities ? how things do not fall away from the earth on that side ? they reply that the nature of things is such, that heavy bodies tend... "
A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe - Página 303
por John William Draper - 1875 - 873 páginas
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History of the Inductive Sciences: From the Earliest to the ..., Volumen1

William Whewell - 1837 - 546 páginas
...speculations, and consequent confusion of thought which we have mentioned. " Is it possible," he says, " that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men there have their feet higher than...
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I. The Greek school philosophy, with reference to physical science. II. The ...

William Whewell - 1858
...speculations, and consequent confusion of thought, which wo have mentioned. "Is it possible," he says, "that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men there have their feet higher than...
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History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time

William Whewell - 1858
...speculations, and consequent confusion of thought, which we have mentioned. "Is it possible," he says, "that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men there have their feet higher than...
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On the inductive philosophy, a discourse

Arthur Elley Finch - 1872
...p. 294. globe of the earth was indeed a much vexed question. ' Is it possible,' says Lactantius, ' that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops...and the trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men have their feet higher than their heads ?' ' With regard to the philosophical...
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On the Inductive Philosophy, Including a Parallel Between Lord Bacon and A ...

A. Elley Finch - 1872 - 83 páginas
...ubi supra. globe of the earth was indeed a much vexed question. ' Is it possible,' says Lactantius, ' that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops...and the trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men have their feet higher than their heads ?' ' With regard to the philosophical...
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The English Novel and the Principle of Its Development

Sidney Lanier - 1883 - 293 páginas
...Greek philosophy ; yet this same Lactantius in the 4th century is vehemently arguing as follows : " Is it possible that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men there have their feet higher than...
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The Discoveries of America to the Year 1525, Volumen1

Arthur James Weise - 1884 - 380 páginas
...Edinburgh. 1871. Lactantius, another theologian, in the fourth century, argued in the same way : " Is it possible that men can be so absurd as to believe that the plants and trees on the other side of the earth hang downward, and that men there have their feet higher...
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Essays, Old and New

Charles Tomlinson - 1887 - 196 páginas
...doctrine of the globular form of the earth had crept in. The Church by its mouthpiece, Lactantius, said, " Is it possible that men can be so absurd as to believe...and the trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men have their feet higher than their heads ? If you ask them how they defend these...
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Evolution and Creation

Herbert Junius Hardwicke - 1887 - 312 páginas
...man. Lactantius declared the globular theory to be heretical. "Is it possible," he said, "that man can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and the trees on the other side of the earth hang downwards, and that men have their feet higher than their heads ? If you ask them how they defend these...
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Appendiculae Historicae: Or, Shreds of History Hung on a Horn

Frederic William Lucas - 1891 - 216 páginas
...first man."* Lactantius, a theologian of the IVth century, gets even deeper into the mire. He writes, " Is it possible that men can be so absurd as to believe " that the plants and trees on the other side of the earth hang downward, " and that men there have their feet...
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