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. 1870 Excerpt: ...alteration of living forms from age to age--all that has been proved 42 HETEROGENESIS. in connection with the growth and development of ...Read MoreThis 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. 1870 Excerpt: ...alteration of living forms from age to age--all that has been proved 42 HETEROGENESIS. in connection with the growth and development of every class of living beings, tells against the doctrine of heterogenesis. And many who have written in its favour have convicted themselves of inconsistency, unless it be consistent to believe at the same time in the law of continuity and succession, and in a law which involves discontinuity and interruption as applied to the production of living forms at this present time. I will, however, admit that upon such a question as heterogenesis, any one acquainted with the facts and arguments on both sides, and well accustomed to the marshalling of evidence in order, would, by a judicious selection of his facts, soon adduce evidence which would convince the unlearned of the truth of that view which he chose to advocate. Just at this time many circumstances have fostered in the public mind a demand for arguments in favour of the origin of living beings from mere matter independent of a superintending will. People have been so well educated that they do not recognise the oft-repeated assertion, that living beings are being continually made out of inanimate matter without the aid of already existing living beings, as a mere dogma, in direct support of which well authenticated facts and conclusive experiments cannot be adduced. That with some heterogenesis is accepted as an article of belief is not disputed here. There is no harm in this, but that there is reasonable ground for the faith must be distinctly denied. And it is probable that the doctrine would have attracted very PUBLIC TEACHING. 43 little attention if it had not been forced into undeserved notoriety in consequence of the support it seemed to afford to modern matter-and...Read Less
Good. No Jacket. xi, 85 pp. four plates as called for. From an academic library, their bookplate and barcode label on front pastedown. Binding is green cloth covered boards with gilt titling to spine and front board. Boards are bevelled. Binding strings and glue visible between page 48 and 49. Some dusty marks in text.
Very Good. Octavo, about 7.75 inches (19.5 cm), in green cloth, beveled boards. 85 pages including three pages of publisher ads, illustrated by 4 plates with some color applied. Ex-library from the Denver Academy of Medicine, with bookplate on front pastedown and spine number on paper tag. Also bookseller tag on the front pastedown, numbers on verso of title page, previous owner name on title page and stamp on first text page. For all that, a clean, reasonably sound book (hinges very lightly shaken).
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