The Spark In The Clod; A Study In Evolution

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJabez Thomas Sunderland

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE EVOLUTION OF RELIGION We have thus far found both the world and man coming into existence by the process of Evolution. If we could carry on our study so as to make it cover man's history on the earth, we should find the law of Evolution applying to nearly or quite all of that history. Man's first dwelling was a cave, his next was a rude hut of unhewn stones or of bark. From such low and rude beginnings have come the palaces and homes of to-day. Man's first clothing was probably leaves, grasses, and skins of animals. Everything better has been reached by a slow, gradual, evolutionary process. At first man's food was doubtless eaten raw. It was a great event in his onward career when he learned to kindle and to make use of fire. From this beginning came the evolution, through thousands of years, of the art of cooking. Man's first weapons for hunting and war were doubtless stones and clubs; from these the path has been a very long one to the hunting-rifle and the machine-gun of to-day. Tools and utensils of all kinds have come into existence by a very slow and gradual process. Primitive agriculture was only digging the earth with a stick in favorable spots, and dropping in seeds to take care of themselves. The family and the domestic relations of men have been a development. So have government, civil society, and the State. The origin of speech was doubtless gradual, and the history of every language reveals constant change, usually growth. It took man thousands of years to invent an alphabet. Mathematics has been an evolution; so has been art; so all the sciences. Indeed everything pertaining to man and civilization in the world finds its place under the law of Evolution, with one possible exception. What is that? It is religion. There are th...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE EVOLUTION OF RELIGION We have thus far found both the world and man coming into existence by the process of Evo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217106641

ISBN - 13:9780217106641

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