Darwiniana; Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism eBook

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“The Story of the Earth and Man.  By J.W.  Dawson, LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Montreal.  London:  Hodder & Stoughton; New York:  Harper & Brothers. 1873.  Pp. 403, 12mo.

VI-2.  Since this article was in type, noteworthy examples of appreciative scientific judgment of the derivative hypothesis have come to hand:  1.  In the opening address to the Geological Section of the British Association, at its recent meeting, by its president, the veteran Phillips, perhaps the oldest surviving geologist after Lyell; and, 2.  That of Prof.  Allman, President of the Biological Section.  The first touches the subject briefly, but in the way of favorable suggestion; the second is a full and discriminating exposition of the reasons which seem to assure at least the provisional acceptance of the hypothesis, as a guide in all biological studies, “a key to the order and hidden forces of the world of life.”

VII-1.  “The Theory of Evolution of Living Things, and the Application of the Principles of Evolution to Religion, considered as illustrative of the ‘Wisdom and Beneficence of the Almighty.’  By the Rev. George Henslow, M.A., F.L.S., F.G.S., etc.”  New York:  Macmillan & Co. 1873. 12mo, pp. 220.

“Systematic Theology.  By Charles Hodge, D.D., Professor in the Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.  Vol. ii. (Part ii, Anthropology.”) New York:  Charles Scribner & Co. 1872.

“Religion and Science:  A Series of Sunday Lectures on the Relation of Natural and Revealed Religion, or the Truths Revealed in Nature and Scripture.  By Joseph Le Conte, Professor of Geology and Natural History in the University of California.”  New York:  D. Appleton & Co. 1874. 12mo, pp. 324.

VII-2.  “But with regard to the material world, we can at least go so far as this—­ we can perceive that events are brought about, not by insulated interpositions of divine power, exerted in each particular case, but by the establishment of general laws.—­Whewell’s Bridgewater Treatise.

“The only distinct meaning of the world ‘natural’ is stated, fixed, or settled; since what is natural as much requires and presupposes an intelligent agent to render it so—­i.e., to effect it continually or at stated times—­as what is supernatural or miraculous does to effect it for once.”—­Butler’s Analogy.

VIII-1.  “What Is Darwinism?  By Charles Hodge, Princeton, N.J.”  New York: 

Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 1874. 
“The Doctrine of Evolution.  By Alexander Winchell, LL.D., etc.  New York: 
Harper & Brothers. 1874.

“Darwinism and Design; or, Creation by Evolution.  By George St. Clair.”  London:  Hodder & Stoughton. 1873.

“Westminster Sermons.  By the Rev. Charles Kingsley, F.L.S., F.G.S., Canon of Westminster, etc.”  London and New York:  Macmillan & Co. 1874.

VIII-2.  These two postulate-mottoes are quoted in full in a previous article, in No. 446 of The Nation.

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