The Physical And Moral Aspects Of Geology; Containing The Leading Facts And Principles Of The…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam J. Barbee

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Geological Dynamics--The seven great Forces, 1, Air; 2, Fire; 3, Water; 4, Chemical Action; 5, Electricity; 6 and 7, Life and Death. Geology is the anatomy and physiology of the earth. It professes to describe the structure of our globe, the causes or agencies which have been in operation for countless ages in bringing about the great structure which we behold before us, and the functions, so to speak, of the various systems or formations into which the whole mass of the globe has been divided. We propose, in this chapter, to consider the seven great forces which have contributed to the working of those wonderful changes that have occurred since the original creation of the world. How the world was created, we cannot tell. On this subject we are willing to remain in ignorance until it may please the Creator to reveal his plan in another state of existence. An eminent American author appears to think he has made the discovery. Hear him. "God puts his simple activity in counter-agency. He makes act meet and hold act, and in this originates an antagonism which constitutes force; a new thing; a something standing out for objective manifestation, and holding itself in position as a reality distinct from his own subjective simplicity. This force fixes itself in position; holds itself at rest; and, so far from being inert, its ver existence is a vis inertice, or a force actively holding itself still. Combined with this act against activity, in the same limit of counteraction, is the diremptive activity, that works conversely to the antagonism, and which, though hereafter to be considered distinctly, may now for the present be apprehended as in unity, and the antagonism and diremption to be the one agency of the Absolute Spirit in one and the same limi...

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Geological Dynamics--The seven great Forces, 1, Air; 2, Fire; 3, Water; 4, Chemical Action; 5, Electricity; 6 and 7...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217761372

ISBN - 13:9780217761376

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