The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 1

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D. Appleton, 1872
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Page 162 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Page 515 - Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, wanned and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.
Page 558 - So that in science, where the evidence of an hypothesis is subjected to the most rigid examination, we may rightly pursue the same course. You may have hypotheses and hypotheses. A man may say, if he likes, that the moon is made of green cheese : that is an hypothesis.
Page 576 - We may lay it down as an incontestable axiom that, in all the operations of art and nature, nothing is created ; an equal quantity of matter exists both before and after the experiment...
Page 754 - For while the deep-seated instincts of humanity, and the profoundest researches of philosophy, alike point to mind as the one and only source of power, it is the high prerogative of science to demonstrate the unity of the power which is. operating through the limitless extent and variety of the universe, and to trace its continuity through the vast series of ages that have been occupied in its evolution.
Page 599 - I will make one small observation in natural history. The crab is not a fish, it is not red, and it does not walk backward. With these exceptions your definition is excellent.
Page 256 - In our opinion, the right idea has been happily hit in the plan of this new monthly/* —Buffalo Courier.
Page 628 - who is the servant and interpreter of nature, can act and understand no further than he has, either in operation or in contemplation, observed of the method and order of nature.
Page 166 - If there is to be anything like a real explanation of these changes, it must be sought in that aggregate of conditions out of which both he and they have arisen.
Page 457 - So held the Psalmist concerning astronomy, the knowledge of the heavenly bodies ; and what he says of sun and stars is true likewise of the flowers around our feet, of which the greatest Christian poet of modern times has said — " To me the meanest flower that grows may give Thoughts that do lie too deep for tears.

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