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" On the other hand, the //«probability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by accident, becomes to our minds greater and greater as more and more such specimens are found ; until at last this hypothesis, although it cannot be directly disproved,... "
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Philosophical Fragments: Written During Intervals of Business

John Daniel Morell - 1878 - 310 pages
...probable value, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...to our minds greater and greater as more and more of such specimens are found, until at last this hypothesis, although it cannot be directly disproved,...
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Philosophical Fragments: Written During Intervals of Business

John Daniel Morell - 1878 - 300 pages
...probable value, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...to our minds greater and greater as more and more of such specimens are found, until at last this hypothesis, although it cannot be directly disproved,...
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Logic for children, deductive and inductive, the substance of two addresses ...

Alexander John Ellis - 1882 - 110 pages
...different from that previously assigned by ourselves, of having been formed by man as instruments — " becomes, to our minds, greater and greater as more...hypothesis, although it cannot be directly disproved" — that is, although we cannot show directly that our own hypothesis is correct, or cannot verify...
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Principles of Mental Physiology: With Their Applications to the Training and ...

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1883 - 848 pages
...probable value, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...although it cannot be directly disproved, is felt to be nbnost inconceivable, except by minds previously "possessed" by the " dominant idea " of the modern...
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Principles of mental physiology with their applications to the training and ...

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1883 - 816 pages
...probable value, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...although it cannot be directly disproved, is felt to l,e almost inconceivable, except by minds previously "possessed" by the " dominant idea " of the modern...
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Nature and Man: Essays Scientific and Philosophical

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1888 - 504 pages
...our experiences — not on the collusiveness of any one train of reasoning, but on the convergence of all our lines of thought towards this one centre....And thus what was in the first instance a matter of discussion, has now become one of those " self-evident " propositions, which claim the unhesitating...
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Principles of Mental Physiology, with Their Applications to the Training and ...

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1894 - 824 pages
...probable valne, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On tho other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...more and more such specimens are found ; until at lasl this hypothesis, although it caunot be directly disproved, is felt to ba almost inconceivable,...
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Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of ..., Volume 11

Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art - 1879 - 580 pages
...probable value, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...And thus what was in the first instance a matter of discussion, has now become one of those 'self-evident' propositions, which claim the unhesitating assent...
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Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Meetings

1873 - 1102 pages
...probablevalue, derives an irresistible cogency from accumulation. On the other hand, the improbability that these flints acquired their peculiar shape by...until at last this hypothesis, although it cannot bo directly disproved, is felt to be almost inconceivable, except by minds previously " possessed "...
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