The Shipley collection of scientific papers, Volume 93

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Pagina 40 - All these things being considered, it seems probable to me that God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties and in such proportion to space as most conduced to the end for which he formed them...
Pagina 1 - I'll imitate the pities of old surgeons To this lost limb, who, ere they show their art, Cast one asleep, then cut the diseased part...
Pagina 1 - The knife is searching for disease, the pulleys are dragging back dislocated limbs, nature herself is working out the primal curse which doomed the tenderest of her creatures to the sharpest of her trials, but the fierce extremity of suffering has been steeped in the waters of forgetfulness, and the deepest furrow in the knotted brow of agony has been smoothed forever.
Pagina 3 - If he go further and breed two or three generations of almost any controllable form, he will obtain immediately facts as to the course of Heredity which obviate the need for much laborious imagining. If strictly trained, with faith in the omnipotence of Selection, he will not proceed far before he encounters disquieting facts. Upon whatever character the attention be fixed, whether size, number, form of the whole or of the parts, proportion, distribution of differentiation, sexual characters, fertility,...
Pagina 2 - Material does not at present exist for an exhaustive discussion of the exact relationship between the Bushmen and the Negrilloes of the equatorial forests. On the whole I am inclined to agree with Sir Harry Johnston, who says : ' I can see no physical features other than dwarfishness which are obviously peculiar to both Bushmen and Congo Pygmies. On the contrary, in the large and often protuberant eyes, the broad flat nose with its exaggerated...
Pagina 15 - The Natives of South Africa : their Economic and Social Condition. Edited by the South African Native Races Committee. London, 1901.
Pagina 6 - College to search and study out the secrets of nature by way of experiment ; and also for the honour of the profession to continue in mutual love and affection among themselves...
Pagina 16 - We have no experience of any means by which transmission may be made to deviate from its course; nor from the moment of fertilisation can teaching, or hygiene, or exhortation pick out the particles of evil in that zygote, or put in one particle of good. From seeds in the same pod may come sweet peas climbing five feet high, while their own brothers lie prone upon the ground. The stick will not make the dwarf peas climb, though without it the tall can never rise. Education, sanitation, and the rest,...
Pagina 3 - ... case by case the manifestations and consequences of that definiteness. Over this work of minute and largely experimental analysis, rapidly growing, the new doctrine that organisms are mere conglomerates of adaptative devices descended like a numbing spell. By an easy confusion of thought, faith in the physiological definiteness of species and variety passed under the common ban which had at last exorcised the demon Immutability. Henceforth no naturalist must hold communion with either, on pain...
Pagina 14 - The problem of heredity is the problem of the manner of distribution of characters among germ-cells. So soon as this problem is truly formulated, the nature of variation at once appears. For the first time in the history of evolutionary thought, Mendel's discovery enables us to form some picture of the process which results in genetic variation. It is simply the segregation of a new kind of gamete, bearing one or more characters distinct from those of the type. We can answer one of the oldest questions...

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