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The Belfast Address - Pt. 5
Ninety years subsequent to Gassendi the doctrine of bodily instruments, as it may be called, assumed immense importance in the hands of Bishop Butler, who, in his famous Analogy of Religion, developed, from his own point of view, and with consummate sagacity, a similar idea.
The Belfast Address - Pt. 6
Bishop Butler accepted with unwavering trust the chronology of the Old Testament, describing it as confirmed by the natural and civil history of the world, collected from common historians, from the state of the earth, and from the late inventions of arts and sciences.
The Belfast Address - Pt. 7
In our day grand generalizations have been reached. The theory of the origin of species is but one of them. Another, of still wider grasp and more radical significance, is the doctrine of the Conservation of Energy.
The Belfast Address - Pt. 8
At the outset of this Address it was stated that physical theories which lie beyond experience are derived by a process of abstraction from experience. It is instructive to note from this point of view the successive introduction of new conceptions.
The Belfast Address - Pt. 9
The doctrine of Evolution derives man, in his totality, from the interaction of organism and environment through countless ages past. The Human Understanding, for example—that faculty which Mr. Spencer has turned so skilfully round upon its own antecedents—is itself a result of the play between organism and environment through cosmic ranges of time.
Apology For The Belfast Address 1874
THE world has been frequently informed of late that I have raised up against myself a host of enemies; and considering, with few exceptions, the deliverances of the Press, and more particularly of the religious Press, I am forced to admit that the statement is only too true.
The Rev. Jame Martineau And The Belfast Address
PRIOR to the publication of the Fifth Edition of these "Fragments" my attention had been directed by several estimable, and indeed eminent, persons, to an essay by the Rev. James Martineau, as demanding serious consideration at my hands.
Fermentation - Its Bearings On Surgery And Medicine
ONE of the most remarkable characteristics of the age in which we live, is its desire and tendency to connect itself organically with preceding ages -to ascertain how the state of things that now is came to be what it is.
Spontaneous Generation
WITHIN ten minutes' walk of a little cottage which I have recently built in the Alps, there is a small lake, fed by the melted snows of the up-per mountains. During the early weeks of summer no trace of life is to be discerned in this water; but invariably toward the end of July, or the beginning of August, swarms of tailed organism's are seen enjoying the sun's warmth along the shallow margins of the lake, and rushing with audible patter into deeper water at the approach of danger.
Science And Man
A MAGNET attracts iron; but when we analyze the effect we learn that the metal is not only attracted, but repelled, the final approach to the magnet being due to the difference of two unequal and opposing forces.
Professor Virchow And Evolution
THIS world of ours has, on the whole, been an inclement region for the growth of natural truth; but it may be that the plant is all the hardier for the bendings and buffetings it has undergone. The torturing of a shrub, within certain limits, strengthens it.
The Electric Light
THE subject of this evening's discourse was proposed by our late honorary secretary. That word late has for me its own connotations. It implies, among other things, the loss of a comrade by whose side I have worked for thirteen years.
Trailing Arbutus; Mayflower; Ground Laurel
Flowers—Pink, fading to nearly white, very fragrant, about % in. across when expanded, few or many in clusters at ends of branches.
Large or American Cranberry
A hundred thousand people are interested in the berry of this pretty vine to one who has ever seen its flowers. Yet if the blossom were less attractive, to insects at least, and took less pains to shake out its pollen upon them as they cling to the cone to sip its nectar, few berries would accompany the festive Thanksgiving turkey.
Shooting Star; American Cowslip; Pride of Ohio
Flowers—Purplish pink or yellowish white, the cone tipped with yellow ; few or numerous, hanging on slender, recurved pediels in an umbel at top of a simple scape 6 in. to 2 ft. high.
Bitter-bloom; Rose-Pink; Square-stemmed Sabbatia; Rosy Centaury
Flowers—Clear rose pink, with greenish star in centre, rarely white, fragrant, 1 1/2 in. broad or less, usually solitary on long peduncles at ends of branches.
Spreading Dogbane; Fly-trap Dogbane; Honey-bloom ; Bitter-root
Flowers—Delicate pink, veined with a deeper shade, fragrant, bellshaped, about 1/3 in. across, borne in loose terminal cymes.
Common Milkweed or Silkweed
Flowers—Dull, pale greenish purple pink, or brownish pink, borne on pedicels, in many flowered, broad umbels.
Hedge or Great Bindweed; Wild Morning-glory; Rutland Beauty ; Bell-bind; Lady's Nightcap
Flowers—Light pink, with white stripes or all white, bellshaped, about 2 in. long, twisted in the bud, solitary, on long peduncles from leaf axils.
Ground or Moss Pink
Flowers—Very numerous, small, deep purplish pink, lavender or rose, varying to white, with a darker eye, growing in simple cymes, or solitary in a Western variety.
Obedient Plant; False Dragonhead; Lion's Heart
Flowers—Pale magenta, purplish rose, or flesh-colored, often variegated with white, 1 in. long or over, in dense spikes from 4 to 8 in. long.
Motherwort
Flowers—Dull purple pink, pale purple, or white, small, clustered in axils of upper leaves.
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