Nature, Volume 90

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1913 - Science
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Page 19 - And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Page 95 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states.
Page 86 - Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick, and choose, and group with science, these elements, that the result may be beautiful— as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony.
Page 203 - Man is the measure of all things, of things that are that they are, and of things that are not that they are not.
Page 10 - I must carefully guard myself against the supposition that I intend to suggest that no such thing as Abiogenesis ever has taken place in the past or ever will take place in the future. With organic chemistry, molecular physics, and physiology yet in their infancy, and every day making prodigious strides, I think it would be the height of presumption for any man to say that the conditions under which matter assumes the properties we call " vital " may not, some day, be artificially brought together.
Page 19 - The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years : few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage...
Page 120 - The professor had even got up at the British Association and declared that apes had hippopotamus majors in their brains, just as men have. Which was a shocking thing to say ; for, if it were so, what would become of the faith, hope, and charity of immortal millions ? You may think that there are other more important differences between you and an ape, such as being able to speak, and make machines, and know right from wrong, and say your prayers, and other little matters of that kind ; but that is...
Page 268 - ... obliged to resort to hypotheses requiring great changes in the relative levels and drainage of valleys, and, in short, the whole physical geography of the respective regions where the caves are situated — changes that would alone imply a remote antiquity for the human fossil remains, and make it probable that man was old enough to have co-existed at least with the Siberian mammoth.
Page 70 - X 16 = 24'8 feet, Ans. 2 155. What is the number of square feet in a board 20 feet long, 2 feet wide at one end, and running to a point at the other ? Ans. 20 feet. How do you find the contents...

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