Nature, Volume 2

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1870
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Page 175 - ... of an electric spark, which traverses a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen? What justification is there, then, for the assumption of the existence in the living matter of a something which has no representative, or correlative, in the not living matter which gave rise to it? What better philosophical status has "vitality
Page 175 - These new compounds, like the elementary bodies of which they are composed, are lifeless. But when they are brought together, .under certain conditions they give rise to the still more complex body, protoplasm, and this protoplasm exhibits the phenomena of life.
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Page 280 - The ordinary gaseous and ordinary liquid states arc, in short, only widely separated forms of the same condition of matter, and may be made to pass into one another by a series of gradations so gentle that the passage shall nowhere present any interruption or breach of continuity.
Page 172 - The colloidal is, in fact, a dynamical state of matter, the crystalloidal being the statical condition. The colloid possesses Energia. It may be looked upon as the probable primary source of the force appearing in the phenomena of vitality. To the gradual manner in which colloidal changes take place (for they always demand time as an element) may the characteristic protraction of chemico-organic changes also be referred.
Page 175 - Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature ? All that has been said, then, regarding the plant may be restated with regard to the animal. Every particle that enters into the composition of a muscle, a nerve, or a bone, has been placed in its position by molecular force. And unless the existence of law in these matters be denied, and the element of caprice introduced, we must conclude that, given the relation of any molecule of the body to its environment, its position in the...
Page 110 - ... in a direct genetic relation to them. It is no easy matter to find clear and unmistakable evidence of filiation among fossil animals; for, in order that such evidence should be quite satisfactory, it is necessary that we should be acquainted with all the most important features of the organisation of the animals which are supposed to be thus related, and not merely with the fragments upon which the genera and species of the palaeontologist are so often based.
Page 150 - The Mammalia and other Remains from Drift Deposits in the Bath Basin.
Page 67 - My Lady Gerrard treated us at Mulberry Garden,* now the only place of refreshment about the town for persons of the best quality to be exceedingly cheated. at ; Cromwell and his partisans having shut up and seized on Spring Garden, which, till now, had been the usual rendezvous for the ladies and gallants at this season.
Page 164 - Thus, the proposition, that the three angles of a triangle are not equal to two right angles...

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