Geological Magazine, Volumen2;Volumen4;Volumen14

Henry Woodward
Cambridge University Press, 1877
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Página 249 - And this stronger wish causes him to reject the most plausible support, if he has reason to suspect that it is vitiated by error. Those to whom I refer as having studied this question, believing the evidence offered in favour of ' spontaneous generation' to be thus vitiated, cannot accept it.
Página 163 - We may not merely admit," he says, " but assert as highly probable, that the axis of maximum inertia and axis of rotation, always very near one another, may have been in ancient times very far from their present geographical position, and may have gradually shifted through 10, 20, 30, 40, or more degrees, without at any time any perceptible sudden disturbance of either land
Página 249 - But in reply to your question, they will frankly admit their inability • to point to any satisfactory experimental proof that life can be developed save from demonstrable antecedent life.
Página 306 - MA, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Botany. By ROBERT BENTLEY, Professor of Botany in King's College, London. Zoology. By ALFRED NEWTON, MA, FRS, Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of Cambridge.
Página 157 - The PRESIDENT then presented the Balance of the Proceeds of the Wollaston Donation Fund to Mr.
Página 248 - If you ask me whether there exists the least evidence to prove that any form of life can be developed out of matter, without demonstrable antecedent life, my reply is that evidence considered perfectly conclusive by many has been adduced...
Página 395 - ... limestone districts, but without a trace of stalagmite or fossil of any kind. The 32 feet next below were occupied with similar materials, with the addition of a considerable quantity of tough, dark, unctuous clay. Between this mass and the outer wall of the cavern was a nearly vertical .plate of stalagmite, usually about 2 feet thick, and containing, at by no means wide intervals, firmly cemented masses of breccia identical in composition with the adjacent bed just mentioned. The bones the...
Página 249 - In fact the whole process of evolution is the manifestation of a Power absolutely inscrutable to the intellect of man. As little in our day as in the days of Job can man by searching find this Power out.
Página 397 - Stalagmite. 4th. An almost black layer, about four inches thick, composed mainly of small fragments of charred wood, and distinguished as the Black Band, occupied an area of about 100 square feet, immediately under the Granular Stalagmite, and, at the nearest point, not more than 32 feet from one of the entrances to the Cavern.
Página 404 - That the men of the Cave Breccia, or Ursine period, to whom we now turn, were of still higher antiquity, is obvious from the geological position of their industrial remains. That the two races of Troglodytes were separated by a wide interval of time we learn from the sheet of crystalline stalagmite, sometimes 12 feet thick, laid down after the deposition of the breccia had ceased, and before the introduction of the cave-earth had begun, as well as from the entire change in the materials composing...

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