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220 페이지 - Without question, the mode of origin and the early stages of the development of man are identical with those of the animals immediately below him in the scale: — without a doubt, in these respects, he is far nearer the Apes, than the Apes are to the Dog.
221 페이지 - Thus we can understand how it has come to pass that man and all other vertebrate animals have been constructed on the same general model, why they pass through the same early stages of development, and why they retain certain rudiments in common. Consequently we ought frankly to admit their community of descent; to take any other view, is to admit that our own structure, and that of all the animals arotmd us, is a mere snare laid to entrap our judgment.
172 페이지 - The length of a male specimen, somewhat less than nine feet in expanse, was three feet three inches from the tip of the beak to the extremity of the tail ; and its height, when perching, with the neck partly withdrawn, two feet eight inches.
221 페이지 - It is only our natural prejudice, and that arrogance which made our forefathers declare that they were descended from demigods, which leads us to demur to this conclusion.
220 페이지 - IT IS notorious that man is constructed on the same general type or model as other mammals. All the bones in his skeleton can be compared with corresponding bones in a monkey, bat, or seal.
380 페이지 - The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from 6 to 8 feet in height ; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly 16 feet below the present surface. The upright posts were held together by connecting cross-beams, and [said to be] fastened by large iron nails; parts of a second upper tier of posts were likewise found resting on the lower ones.
xxxvi 페이지 - SCOTT, MICHAEL, a Scottish descriptive writer, born in Glasgow, October 30, 1789; died in 1835. He was educated at the high school and at the university of his native city. In 1806, at the age of seventeen, he was sent to Jamaica, where he was employed in the management of several estates until 1810, when he joined a mercantile house in Kingston. With the exception of a visit to his native country in 1817-18, when he married, he remained in Jamaica until 1822, when he...
272 페이지 - Quaternions seem to me a particular and very artificial method for treating such parts of the science of three-dimensional Geometry as are most naturally discussed by means of the rectangular coordinates x, y, z.
215 페이지 - As all the living forms of life are the lineal descendants of those which lived long before the Cambrian epoch, we may feel certain that the ordinary succession by generation has never once been broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection.
220 페이지 - Bischoff, who is a hostile witness, admits that every chief fissure and fold in the brain of man has its analogy in that of the Orang; but he adds that at no period of development do their brains perfectly agree ; nor could this be expected, for otherwise their mental powers would have been the same.

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