Class Book of Natural Theology: Or The Testimony of Nature to the Being, Perfections, and Government of God. Revised and Enlarged ... by C. H. Alden

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Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1838 - 252 oldal

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26. oldal - The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
4. oldal - Terrestrial in the vast and the minute; The unambiguous footsteps of the God, Who gives its lustre to an insect's wing, .. . " And wheels his throne upon the rolling worlds.
132. oldal - MY opinion of Astronomy has always been, that it is not the best medium through which to prove the agency of an intelligent Creator; but that, this being proved, it shows, beyond all other sciences, the magnificence of his operations.
263. oldal - Field, Principal of the Hancock School, Boston. " I know of no other work on Astronomy, so well calculated to interest and instruct young learners in this sublime science.
262. oldal - I have been highly gratified with the perusal of your edition of Conversations on Natural Philosophy. The Questions, Notes, and Explanations of Terms, are valuable additions to the work, and make this edition superior to any other with which I am acquainted. I shall recommend it wherever I have an opportunity.
139. oldal - The adjustment of the centripetal and centrifugal forces, so as exactly to balance each other, is a wonderful fact in nature. The planets all move in ellipses, not greatly removed from circles, having the sun in one of the foci. The general law or fact, in nature, so far as we can observe, is that all bodies attract each other in the direct ratio of their masses, and in the inverse ratio of the squares of the distances. It has, indeed, been asserted that this is a necessary fact. But we know too...
258. oldal - We have been greatly pleased with the method which President Wayland has adopted ; he goes back to the simplest and most fundamental principles ; and, in the statement of his views, he unites perspicuity with conciseness and precision. In all the author's leading fundamental principles we entirely concur.
263. oldal - The illustrations, both pictorial and verbal, are admirably intelligible ; and the definitions are such as to be easily comprehended by juvenile scholars. The author has interwoven with his scientific instructions much interesting historical information, and contrived to dress his philosophy in a garb truly attractive.
155. oldal - That the Deity has superadded pleasure to animal sensations, beyond what was necessary for any other purpose ; or when the purpose, so far as it was necessary, might have been effected by the operation of pain.
63. oldal - Every organized being forms an entire system of its own, all the parts of which mutually correspond, and concur to produce a certain definite purpose by reciprocal reaction, or by combining to the same end.

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