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" ... else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused... "
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Page 574
by Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1872
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Four letters ... to doctor Bentley, containing some arguments in proof of a ...

sir Isaac Newton - 1756 - 54 pages
...of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity muft be caufed by an Agent acting conftantly according to certain Laws ; but whether this Agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the Confideration of my Readers, Your fourth Affertion, that the World could not be formed by innate Gravity...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 23

1760 - 556 pages
...againft me. Sir Ifaac Newton fays, " Gravity muft be " caufed by an agent, a&ing contrary, according to certain " laws ; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, " I have left to the confideration of my Readers." Here Sir Ifaac plainly allows, that matter is an agent, and a6b ; but...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814 - 550 pages
...letter to Dr. Bentley had said, that "gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws, but whether this agent be material or immaterial I leave to the consideration of my readers." This agent and its mode of action it is the object of Colden's...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - 1822 - 934 pages
...faculty of thinking can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers. " In the next part of your Letter you lay down four other positions founded upon the six first. The...
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The theology of the early patriarchs, illustrated by an appeal to ..., Volume 1

Thomas Tregenna Biddulph - 1825 - 522 pages
...of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers." * " The immense void betwixt the celestial bodies has with great impropriety been determined an absolute...
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Natural Theology: Or, Essays on the Existence of Deity and of Providence, on ...

Alexander Crombie - 1829
...of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent, acting constantly according to certain laws. But whether this agent be material,...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers." It is evident, then, that he considered gravity to be an effect. It is also evident, that in the second...
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The Works of Richard Bentley, D. D.

Richard Bentley - 1838 - 578 pages
...of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers. Your fourth assertion, that the world could not be formed by innate gravity alone, you confirm by three...
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Proceedings, Volume 24

Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1904
...faculty of thinking can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers." If the action of the sun on the earth were a pulling or attracting action, then, unless it were perfectly...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 75

1882
...for Promoting Christian Knowledge. fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent, acting according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material...immaterial I have left to the consideration of my readers." ' Although he thus left it to the consideration of his readers, it is evident that Newton's own opinion...
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Experimental Researches in Electricity: Series 19-29 [Phil. trans., 1846-52 ...

Michael Faraday - 1855 - 618 pages
...of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material...immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers." 1 Philosophical Magazine,4th Series, 1852, vol. iii. p. 403 (3246.). • Newton's Works, Horsley's...
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