The Unity Of Worlds And Of Nature; Three Essays On The Spirit Of Inductive Philosophy The Plurality…

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... accept this phrase, and contend that it is precisely the idea of their heing manufactured instead of made, which would constitute the stronger proof of intelligence and mind. Precisely in proportion as a fabric manufactured by machinery affords a higher proof of intellect than one produced by hand; so a world evolved by a long train of orderly disposed physical causes is a higher proof of supreme intelligence than one in whose structure we could trace no indications of such progressive action. And in proportion as we might be able to follow out more and more details of such a succession of causes, should we derive increasing evidence of that great truth. Bearing of But the religious contemplations connected with tiiese views on reveia-this subject have assumed also more definite forms, Hon. and have involved difficulties, at first probably little to be suspected, on other grounds than those yet adverted to. It has not been merely with a reflection on the enlarged beneficence of the Creator, that religious men have been contented to regard the supposed existence of planetary beings; they have also viewed the question in its bearing on the belief in a Divine revelation and the mysteries of human redemption. In this point of view, then, we must proceed to look at it. In fact, the main object in view, in both the Religious difficulties works under consideration, is in application of this felt, theological nature, and to furnish replies, though in very different ways, to certain objections felt on religious grounds to the doctrine of a plurality of worlds. It has been held that the belief in the existence of rational and moral beings, however unlike ourselves, in other planets or other systems, is a notion which, apart from its physical vastness and difficulty...

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... accept this phrase, and contend that it is precisely the idea of their heing manufactured instead of made, which would constit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217643094

ISBN - 13:9780217643092

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