The Science of Thought, Volume 2

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Scribner, 1887 - Language - 656 pages

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Page 604 - We have but faith : we cannot know; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes from thee, A beam in darkness : let it grow.
Page 570 - No one has drawn any clear distinction between individual differences and slight varieties; or between more plainly marked varieties and sub-species, and species. On separate continents, and on different parts of the same continent when divided by barriers of any kind, and on outlying islands, what a multitude of forms exist, which some experienced naturalists rank as varieties, others as geographical races or sub-species, and others as distinct, though closely allied species...
Page 571 - Systematists will be able to pursue their labours as at present; but they will not be incessantly haunted by the shadowy doubt whether this or that form be a true species. This, I feel sure and I speak after experience, will be no slight relief. The endless disputes whether or not some fifty species of British brambles are good species will cease.
Page 320 - LECTURES ON THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION; With Papers on Buddhism, and a Translation of the Dhammapada, or Path of Virtue.
Page 452 - We can reason about a line as if it had no breadth; because we have a power, which is the foundation of all the control we can exercise over the operations of our minds ; the power, when a perception is present to our senses, or a conception to our intellects, of attending to & part only of that perception or conception instead of the whole.
Page 435 - Milligan, Vocabulary of the Dialects of some of the Aboriginal Tribes of Tasmania, p.
Page 320 - CHIPS FROM A GERMAN WORKSHOP. Vol. I., Essays on the Science of Religion — Vol. II., Essays on Mythology, Traditions and Customs — Vol. III., Essays on Literature, Biographies and Antiquities — Vol. IV., Comparative Philology, Mythology, etc. — Vol.V., On Freedom, etc. (5 vols., each, crown 8vo, $2.00.) "These books afford no end of interesting extracts ;
Page 529 - ... he intendeth that the name of body is necessarily consequent to the name of man; as being but several names of the same thing, man; which consequence is signified by coupling them together with the word is.
Page 572 - Hereafter we shall be compelled to acknowledge that the only distinction between species and well-marked varieties is, that the latter are known, or believed, to be connected at the present day by intermediate gradations whereas species were formerly thus connected.
Page 572 - In short, we shall have to treat species in the same manner as those naturalists treat genera, who admit that genera are merely artificial combinations made for convenience. This may not be a cheering prospect; but we shall at least be freed from the vain search for the undiscovered and undiscoverable essence of the term species.

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