Of the Plurality of Worlds: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853; Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; And Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted from the Second Edition

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Is there intelligent life on other worlds? William Whewell, one of the most influential British intellectuals of the nineteenth century, weighed in on this question with Of the Plurality of Worlds. Writing anonymously, Whewell argued that there was no life anywhere else in the universe. Admitting such a possibility, he feared, would threaten humanity's special relationship with God, and open the door to supporters of evolution. The publication of Plurality in 1853 ignited a bitter Victorian debate on science and ...

Of the Plurality of Worlds: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853; Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; And Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted from the Second Edition 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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Of the Plurality of Worlds: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853; Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; And Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted from the Second Edition 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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