Nature, Volume 2

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1870
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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 164 - Thus, the proposition, that the three angles of a triangle are not equal to two right angles...
Page 280 - ... 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. From carbonic acid as a perfect gas to carbonic acid as a perfect liquid, the transition we have seen may be accomplished by a continuous process, and the gas and liquid are only distant stages of a long series of continuous physical changes.
Page 206 - Forms of Animal Life; being outlines of Zoological classification based upon anatomical investigation, and illustrated by descriptions of specimens and of figures. By George Rolleston, DM, FRS, Linacre Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the University of Oxford; Oxford, 1870, p.
Page 175 - ... in position by a power external to themselves. The same hypothesis is open to you now. But if in the case of crystals you have rejected this notion of an external architect, I think you are bound to reject it now, and to conclude that the molecules of the corn are self-posited by the forces with which they act upon each other. It would be poor philosophy to invoke an external agent in the one case and to reject it in the other.
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 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 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 - Is the case in any way changed when carbonic acid, water, and ammonia disappear, and in their place, under the influence of pre-existing living protoplasm, an equivalent weight of the matter of life makes its appearance...

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