By Joseph Cook
Boston Monday Lectures: Biology, a publication of renowned essays by means of the yankee orator Joseph prepare dinner first released in 1879, was once derived from a winning lecture sequence at Boston's Tremont Temple in 1878 that expertly synthesised the clinical scholarship of the day for public intake and tried to teach that technology used to be in concord with faith and the Bible. Writing with readability and conveying pleasure to the lay audiences who flocked to listen to him, Cook's lectures grew to become very hot all over the world. Biology makes a speciality of evolution, immortality and materialism. In thirteen lectures, prepare dinner discusses issues together with T. H. Huxley and John Tyndall's principles on evolution, Rudolf Hermann Lotze's techniques on theism, and microscopy. Cook's lectures on immortality all start with 'Does dying finish All?' earlier than probing additional right into a philosophical element of immortality. prepare dinner interjects brief essays, which he calls 'preludes', on matters as diversified as political patronage and Daniel Webster's demise.
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Darwin's form of it does not; Dana's not; and Gray's not. Huxley, you notice, expressly concedes that all the evidence we now have is against the theory that spontaneous generation is possible, and that the present state of knowledge furnishes us with no link between the not-living and the living. ^ Hackel concedes, and it is very evident from the nature of the case, that if the primordial cells did not originate spontaneously, or by usual Divine action, they must have been originated supernaturally, or by unusual Divine action.
R. GROVE, Essay on the Correlation of Physical Forces. THE small philosopher is a great character in New England. His fundamental rule of logical procedure is to guess at the half, and multiply by two. God be thanked for the diffusion of knowledge ! God save us from the attendant temporary evils of arrogant sciolism in democratic ages ! These are a necessary transitory stage in the progress of popular enlightenment which has just begun to dawn in this yet dim Western world. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; and it is our boast that, in America, every man has'a little knowledge.
Based upon incontrovertible axiomatic truth, any man may stand in the yeasting seas of speculation, and feel that victorious reef tremorless beneath him; ay, and fall asleep on it, while the rock, in muffled stern thunders, speaks to the waste, howling midnight surge, " Aha ! " Men can never give up belief in causation. If we know there has been evolution in the universe, we know that there has been an Evolver ; and, if design, a Designer; for every change must have a sufficient cause. It will not be to-morrow, nor the day after, that men will give up self-evident, axiomatic truths.