The Problem Of Life And Immortality; An Inquiry Into The Origin, Composition, And Destiny Of Man, A…

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byLoring Moody

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... whitish line, or "primitive trace," or "streak," is drawn lengthwise, partly through this "area." And this streak tells where the central axis, or back-bone, of the being is to be formed. Then, outside of this pellucid area, little cells arrange themselves in curling and interlacing lines, all around it; and then stretch out and lengthen until they touch each other; and then form into minute tubes, which are the rudimental blood-vessels. And soon the blood begins to form in them. About the same time the heart begins to form, and soon unites with the blood-vessels; and the pulsations and circulation commence in earnest. The blood-vessels soon ramify and interlace all over the yelk, and the formative process is in full operation. The head is formed; and then the limbs push, or bud out from the body, after the manner of limbs from the trunk of a young and growing tree. And so the work goes on, until the whole being is outlined, filled up, and completed; and the contents of the shell wrought into a living, breathing bird, which can pick up and digest its own food. And all these processes of development can go on as well without the intervention of the parent as with it. The albumen, fatty matters, all the materials of which this bird is formed, exist, and have existed, in the storehouses of Nature, from the first vegetable formation, outside of egg-shells; and shells, or even membranous coverings, are not necessary to their existence. Now, I hold. it to have been, and to be, possible, during the preparatory stages of development, while the vital machinery of this earthy laboratory was, or is, being made, and put in running order, during the process of mixing, compounding, and preparing its numerous materials, for the formative spirit to accumulate enough of thi...

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... whitish line, or "primitive trace," or "streak," is drawn lengthwise, partly through this "area." And this streak tells where th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217128114

ISBN - 13:9780217128117

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