God; An Enquiry Into The Nature Of Man's Highest Ideal And A Solution Of The Problem From The…

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byPaul Carus

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FURTHER ELUCIDATIONS IN DISCUSSION AND CONTROVERSY Part m. FURTHER ELUCIDATIONS IN DISCUSSION AND CONTROVERSY. LOOFS VS. HAECKEL,. In speaking of theology as a science, we ought not to pass over in silence an incident which made a great stir in the scientific world, and which, though of a personal nature, is of general interest as characterizing the period of transition--viz., the case of Loofs versus Haeckel. The contrast is overdrawn and the literature on the subject distorts the picture of the situation, but it will for this reason serve all the better to point out the true relation between natural science and theology. Professor Haeckel is a naturalist, not a theologian, not a philosopher, not a historian. But being a man of deep emotions, he is enthusiastic in whatever he does, he is zealous in whatever cause he espouses, and would be called intensely religious were not his religious ideals opposed to old established religious institutions. It is but to be expected of a man of Haeckel's temperament that he should have artistic talents; he paints and has as keen a sense for beauty as ror poetry. In natural science he rises mountain high above the average naturalist, and his peculiar field is an almost prophetic comprehension of the significance of the facts which mark the process of life in its successive phases. It is not an accident that his nomenclature, words like "ontogenetic" and "phylogenetic" and a host of other terms, has been universally accepted by naturalists, but this fact must be regarded as an evidence of Haeckel's genius for finding the characteristic feature that needs determination and for describing it clearly and unmistakably by a single word. Haeckel's greatness is due to his clearness, and his fame is founded on his penetration in tracing t...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FURTHER ELUCIDATIONS IN DISCUSSION AND CONTROVERSY Part m. FURTHER ELUCIDATIONS IN DISCUSSION AND CONTROVERSY. LOOFS VS. HAECKEL,. In spe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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