THE GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCES OF THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN WITH AN OUTLINE OF GLACIAL AND POST-TERTIARY GEOLOGY AND REMARKS ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

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Page 518 - Man is man only by means of speech ; but, in order to invent speech, he must be already man.
Page 151 - it is contrary to religion/ and lastly, ' that everybody knew it before.
Page 422 - ... so that the progress of a thousand years at a remote period may correspond to that of a century in modern times, and in ages still more remote Man would more and more resemble the brutes in that attribute which causes one generation exactly to imitate in all its ways the generation which preceded it.
Page 17 - In the first place, in going back to the bronze age, we already find ourselves beyond the reach of history or even of tradition. In the time of the Romans, the Danish Isles were covered, as now, with magnificent beech forests. Nowhere in the world does this tree flourish more luxuriantly than in Denmark, and eighteen centuries seem to have done little or nothing towards modifying the character of the forest vegetation.
Page 2 - Falconer, of the Brixham Cave, must, I think, have prepared you to admit that scepticism in regard to the cave-evidence in favour of the antiquity of man had previously been pushed to an extreme.
Page 531 - This argues strongly in favour of the existence in every animal of an immaterial principle similar to that which by its excellence and superior endowments places man so much above animals...
Page 537 - Most of the arguments of philosophy in favour of the immortality of man apply equally to the permanency of this principle in other living beings.
Page 76 - It may be objected that, according to the present rate of change, no lapse of ages would suffice to bring about such revolutions in physical geography as we are here contemplating. This may be true. It is more than probable that the rate of change was once far more active than it is now in the basin of the Meuse.
Page 71 - ... nearly as hard; to stand for hours with one's feet in the mud and with water dripping from the roof on one's head, in order to mark the position and guard against the loss of each single bone of a skeleton, and at length, after finding leisure, strength and courage for all these operations, to look forward, as the fruits of one's labour, to the publication of...
Page 7 - All the land and fresh-water shells, and all the mammalia as well as the plants, whose remains occur buried in the Danish peat, are of recent species. It has been stated that a stone implement was found under a buried Scotch fir at a great depth in the peat.

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