Astronomical Register: A Medium of Communication for Amateur Observers and All Others Interested in the Science of Astronomy, Band 16

J. D. Potter., 1879

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Seite 124 - ... one of the most important as well as one of the most legitimate sources of his power.
Seite 245 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea -shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Seite 219 - The neglect of it for nearly thirty or forty years," pleads Bacon passionately, " hath nearly destroyed the entire studies of Latin Christendom. For he who knows not mathematics cannot know any other sciences ; and what is more, he cannot discover his own ignorance or find its proper remedies.
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Seite 199 - If we now turn to thought, we find (Art. 59) that, inasmuch as it affects the substance of the present visible universe, it produces a material organ of memory. But the motions which accompany thought will also affect the invisible order of things, and thus it follows, that " Thought conceived to affect the matter of another universe simultaneously with this may explain a future state" (see Anagram, Nature, October 15, 1874).
Seite 200 - ... body. Now each thought that we think, is accompanied by certain molecular motions and displacements in the brain, and part of these, let us allow, are in some way stored up in that organ, so as to produce what may be termed our material or physical memory. Other parts of these motions are, however, communicated to the spiritual or invisible body, and are there stored up, forming a memory which may be made use of when that body is free to exercise its functions.
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Seite 246 - Poisson. After the publication (in 1825) of the fifth volume of the Mecanique Celeste, Laplace became gradually weaker, and with it musing and abstracted. He thought much on the great problems of existence and often muttered to himself, Qu'est ce que c'est que tout cela! After many alternations, he appeared at last so permanently prostrated that his family applied to his favorite pupil, M.
Seite 202 - Such an hypothesis is simply absurd. There is undoubtedly an avenue leading from the one to the other, but this avenue is through the unseen universe, and unfortunately it has been walled up and ticketed with "No road this way...
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