The Unity of Worlds and of Nature: Three Essays on the Spirit of Inductive Philosophy; the Plurality of Worlds; and the Philosophy of Creation
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1856 - 556 páginas
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Página 187 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Página 117 - For it is a philosophy which never rests, which has never attained, which is never perfect. Its law is progress. A point which yesterday was invisible is its goal to-day, and will be its starting-post to-morrow.
Página 216 - ... or about 125 watts/foot . Most of this energy is in the visible portion of the spectrum. The intensity of this solar flux in other portions of the solar system...
Página 116 - President, emphatically observed : " Humboldt thought he could show why and how this world and the universe itself is a Kosmos — a divine whole of life and intellect ; namely, by its all-pervading eternal laws. Law is the supreme rule of the universe ; and that law is wisdom, is intellect, is reason, whether viewed in the formation of planetary systems or in the organization of the worm.
Página 418 - NATURE, we learn from the past history of our globe that she has advanced with slow and stately steps, guided by the archetypal light amidst the wreck...
Página 477 - The archetypal idea was manifested in the flesh long prior to the existence of those animal species that actually exemplify it. To what natural laws or secondary causes the orderly succession and progression of such organic phenomena may have been committed, we are as yet ignorant. But if, without derogation of the divine power we may conceive the existence of such ministers, and personify them by the term NATURE...
Página 250 - The planets and the stars are the lumps which have flown from the potter's wheel of the Great Worker ; — the shred-coils which, in the working, sprang from His mighty lathe : — the sparks which darted from His awful anvil when the solar system lay incandescent thereon ; — the curls of vapour which rose from the great cauldron of creation when its elements were separated.
Página 288 - ... revolve around it ; and each of these Planets is the seat of an animal and vegetable creation. Among these Planets, some, we do not yet know how many, are occupied by rational and responsible creatures, like Man ; and the only matter which perplexes us, holding this belief on astronomical grounds, is, that we do not quite see how to put our theology into its due place and form in our system.