Science and Scientists

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Catholic truth Society, 1906 - 130 pages

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Page 101 - Moivre, without rule or line ? Who bid the stork, Columbus-like, explore Heavens not his own, and worlds unknown before? Who calls the council, states the certain day ? Who forms the phalanx, and who points the way ? III.
Page 77 - The ousel-cock, so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill Tita.
Page 103 - ... one general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
Page 60 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 43 - Certainly not ; it would be a great delusion if any one were to believe that he had arrived at a comprehension of the universe by tracing the phenomena of nature to mechanical principles.
Page 86 - Europe are under the impression that fruits of delicious flavor abound in the tropical forests, and they will no doubt be surprised to learn that the truly wild fruits of this grand and luxuriant archipelago, the vegetation of which will vie with that of any part of the world, are in almost every island inferior in abundance and quality to those of Britain. Wild strawberries and raspberries are found in some places, but they are such poor tasteless things as to be hardly worth eating, and there is...
Page 86 - During twelve years spent amid the grandest tropical vegetation, I have seen nothing comparable to the effect produced on our landscapes by gorse, broom, heather, wild hyacinths, hawthorn, purple orchises, and buttercups.
Page 37 - The fact is, blue flowers are, as a rule, specialised for fertilisation by bees, and bees therefore prefer this colour ; while conversely the flowers have at the same time become blue because that was the colour which the bees prefer.
Page 34 - ... insects; but the very arrangement of the colours, the circular bands and radiating lines, the form, size and position of the petals, the...
Page 23 - Thus the whole loveliness of flowers is in the last resort dependent upon all kinds of accidental causes — causes, that is to say, into which the deliberate design of the production of beautiful effects did not enter as a distinct factor.

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