A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century: Scientific thought, 2 v

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1896
 

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الصفحة 340 - It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should, without the mediation of something else, which is not material, operate upon and affect other matter without mutual contact, as it must be, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it.
الصفحة 355 - And to shew that I do not take Gravity for an essential Property of Bodies, I have added one Question concerning its Cause, chusing to propose it by way of a Question, because I am not yet satisfied about it for want of Experiments.
الصفحة 418 - Or, if we adopt the atomic theory or phraseology, then the atoms of bodies which are equivalents to each other in their ordinary chemical action have equal quantities of electricity naturally associated with them.
الصفحة 340 - You sometimes speak of gravity as essential and inherent to matter. Pray do not ascribe that notion to me ; for the cause of gravity is what I do not pretend to know, and therefore would take more time to consider of it.
الصفحة 340 - That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
الصفحة 417 - ... had a constant relation, such as 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 or to 4. He explained this fact on the Newtonian doctrine of indivisible atoms, and contended, that the relative weight of one atom to that of any other atom being known, its proportions or weight, in all its combinations, might be ascertained ; thus making the statics of chemistry depend upon simple questions, in subtraction or multiplication, and enabling the student to deduce an immense number of facts, from a few well authenticated, accurate,...
الصفحة 355 - And thus nature will be very conformable to herself and very simple, performing all the great motions of the heavenly bodies by the attraction of gravity which intercedes those bodies and almost all the small ones of their particles by some other attractive and repelling powers which intercede the particles.
الصفحة 96 - And like th' old Hebrews many years did stray In Desarts but of small extent, Bacon, like Moses, led us forth at last, The barren Wilderness he past, Did on the very Border stand Of the blest promis'd Land, And from the Mountains Top of his Exalted Wit, Saw it himself, and shew'd us it.
الصفحة 310 - On the Law which has regulated the Introduction of New Species,
الصفحة 193 - I would urge, that a thorough study of Human Physiology is, in itself, an education broader and more comprehensive than much that passes under that name. There is no side of the intellect which it does not call into play, no region of human knowledge into which either its roots, or its branches, do not extend ; like the Atlantic between the Old and the New Worlds, its waves wash the shores of the two worlds of matter and of mind...

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