Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Band 1

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Includes Report of the executive committee for 1887/88-1914/15; list of members in each volume.
 

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Seite 45 - The teleological and the mechanical views of nature are not, necessarily, mutually exclusive. On the contrary, the more purely a mechanist the speculator is, the more firmly does he assume a primordial molecular arrangement of which all the phenomena of the universe...
Seite 56 - Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare Blaspheme the twisted tendril as a Snare? A Blessing, we should use it, should we not? And if a Curse - why, then, Who set it there?
Seite 47 - Amid the mysteries which become the more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the one absolute certainty, that he is ever in presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy, from which all things proceed.
Seite 48 - He was 40 yeares old before he looked on Geometry ; which happened accidentally. Being in a Gentleman's Library, Euclid's Elements lay open, and 'twas the 47 El. libri i. He read the Proposition. By G — , sayd he (he would now and then sweare an emphaticall Oath by way of emphasis) this is impossible...
Seite 50 - The prevailing doctrine is that a tree is something in itself apart from all perception ; that, by its luminous emanations, it impresses our mind and is then perceived ; the perception being an effect, and the uuperceived tree the cause.
Seite 47 - For it is almost impossible to prove that any structure, however rudimentary, is useless — that is to say, that it plays no part whatever in the economy ; and, if it is in the slightest degree useful, there is no reason why, on the hypothesis of direct creation, it should not have been created.
Seite 109 - I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young : there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition : nor any science which is hoary with age.
Seite 73 - Whoever calmly considers the question, cannot long resist the conviction that different parts of the cerebrum must, in some way or other, subserve different kinds of mental action.
Seite 100 - This is the catholic faith : which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be saved.
Seite 50 - The more imperfect a being is the more do its individual parts resemble each other, and the more do these parts resemble the whole. The more perfect the being is the more dissimilar are its parts. In the former case the parts are more or less a repetition of the whole : in the latter case they are totally unlike the whole. " The more the parts resemble each other, the less subordination is there of one to the other. Subordination of parts indicates high grade of organization.

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