Astronomy and General Physics: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

H.G. Bohn, 1852 - 328 pàgines
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Pàgina 192 - that I do not take gravity for an essential property of bodies, I have added one question concerning its cause, choosing to propose it by way of question, because I am not yet satisfied about it for want of experiments." The hypothesis which he thus suggests is, that there is an elastic medium pervading all space, and increasing
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Pàgina 308 - of which nature is composed, if, moreover, it were sufficiently comprehensive to subject these data to calculation, would include in the same formula, the movements of the largest bodies of the universe and those of the slightest atom. Nothing would be uncertain to such an intelligence, and the future, no less than the past, would be present to its eyes.
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Pàgina 289 - from our natural philosophy. The great authority of Bacon is usually adduced on this subject. " The handling of final causes," says he, "mixed with the rest in physical inquiries, hath intercepted the severe and diligent inquiry of all real and physical causes, and given men the occasion to stay upon these satisfactory and specious causes, to the great arrest and prejudice of farther discovery.
Pàgina 140 - going on in the same direction since the beginning of the history of the world. But the restoration is in the sequel as complete as the derangement; and in the mean time the disturbance never attains a sufficient amount seriously to alter the adaptations of the system.* The same examination of the subject by which
Pàgina 147 - they continue opaque ; or all they be changed into opaque ones, while he continued unchanged: I do not think explicable by mere natural causes, but am forced to ascribe it to the counsel and contrivance of a voluntary Agent.

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