The Substantial Philosophy: Eight Hundred Answers to as Many Questions Concerning the Most Scientific Revolution of the Age

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Hudson, 1886 - 352 páginas
 

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Página 131 - Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Página 96 - That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Página 346 - Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, Their Saviour and brethren, transported to greet; While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul.
Página 302 - For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world : and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.
Página 351 - ... formed, which shall be called " the way of holiness" where " the unclean shall not pass over" but where the redeemed shall walk, and the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs of everlasting joy upon their heads.
Página 69 - Force,' ie there is but one idea denoted by the word, and all Force is of one kind whether it be due to gravity, magnetism, or electricity. This, alone, serves to give a preliminary hint that (as I shall presently endeavour to make clear to you) there is probably no such thing as force at all ! That it is, in fact, merely a convenient expression for a certain
Página 93 - ... any absolute existence even is far from certain. They are relative to man in his many limitations, and represent for him the constant expression of what he may always expect to find in the world around him. But that they have any causal connection with the things around him is not to be conceived. The Natural Laws originate nothing, sustain nothing ; they are merely responsible for uniformity in sustaining what has been originated and what is being sustained.
Página 217 - Heat, also, as in a thermal pile, is not only converted into a powerful current of electricity, but can be converted into the most brilliant incandescent light if sufficiently intensified. Now, if all these conversions of one form of physical force into another is rationally evident, is it not reasonably manifest that both light-force and electric force, as substantial entities, may be converted into sound-force, in accordance with the illustrations here given? Q. 77. If sound is a substantial force,...
Página 87 - If magnetism were not a real substance, it could not lift a piece of metal bodily at a distance from the magnet. any more than our hand could lift a weight from the floor without some substantial connection between the two. It is a self-evident truism as an axiom in mechanics, that no body can move or displace another body at a distance without a real, substantial medium connecting the two through which the result is accomplished, otherwise it would be a mechanical effect without a cause — a self-evident...
Página 179 - Imagine one of the prongs of the vibrating fork swiftly advancing ; it compresses the air immediately in front of it, and when it retreats it leaves a partial vacuum behind, the process being repeated by every subsequent advance and retreat. The whole function...

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