The Agreement of Science and Revelation by Joseph Henry Wythe

The Agreement of Science and Revelation

byJoseph Henry Wythe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...Sir Charles Bell says, "Everything declares the species to have its origin in a distinct creation, not in a gradual variation from some original type." Sir David Brewster argues at length against the u 158 Brewster on Natural Selection, speculations of Darwin, and his theory of " natural selection." He says, " Naturalists of high authority have followed Mr. Darwin through all his arguments, and have shown in the clearest manner that his theory is inconsistent with the very facts upon which he has rested it." He also declares that " in the fossil remains of the pre-Adamite ages there is not the slightest proof of any variations in the successive inhabitants of the earth. Mr. Darwin himself admits, to use his own words, 'that this is the most obvious and grave objection to his theory,' but yet conjectures that rocks still undiscovered, and myriads of ages older than the Cambrian or azoic strata, may still bear testimony to his views. When such strata with such indications are discovered, when the instinct of the elephant shall have expanded into reason, and the chatter of the parrot have its climax in speech, we may then claim kindred with the brutes that perish." There has been an attempt of late, in certain quarters, to drag the names of Agassiz and Humboldt into the support of skeptical theories of creation and against the Bible; but the dishonesty of such efforts will be evident from the following quotations. In his "Methods of Study in Natural History," Agassiz says, "It is my belief that naturalists are chasing a phantom in their search after some material gradation among created beings, by which the whole animal kingdom may have been derived by successive development from a single germ, or from Pro...

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Title:The Agreement of Science and RevelationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217063144

ISBN - 13:9780217063142

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