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" is a definite combination of heterogeneous changes, both simultaneous and successive, in correspondence with external coexistences and sequences. "
Biology, with Preludes on Current Events - Page 129
by Joseph Cook - 1877 - 325 pages
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 26

New Church gen. confer - 1879
...leave the definition incomplete. Thus Herbert Spencer : " Life is conceived only when we think of it as the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...simultaneous and successive, in correspondence with external coexistence and sequence."1 This proposition, which has about it an air of philosophic mysticism, he...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature, Volume 5

1856
...supplement to our definition. By the addition of this all-important characteristic, life is defined as— s The definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external co-existences and sequences. (Pp. 300—308.) Or, to reduce it to its simplest terms : — In all cases, we may consider the external...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issues 1-50

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1896
...As one of the latest attempts, let us hear Herbert Spencer's explanation of Life. He says : "It is the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external co-existences and sequences." There ! we are not a whit the wiser, and such attempts are only a cloud of words to hide our ignorance....
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The National Review, Volume 2

1856
...adjustment of internal relations to external relations ;" or more at length, but less simply : " Life is the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external coexistences and sequences." Now if Mr. Spencer only meant by this to indicate, that which all forms of what is ordinarily termed...
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Life: Its Relations, Animal and Mental: An Inaugural Dissertation

John Dickson Bruns - Life (Biology) - 1857 - 58 pages
...or processes in its environment," supplies this all-important characteristic, and defines Life to be "the definite combination of heterogeneous changes...correspondence with external co-existences and sequences." A definition directly opposed to that of Bichat, who conceived Life to depend upon the absolute antagonism...
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The Eagle, Volume 18

1895
...science. Thus, whilst the poet speaks of life as " an empty dream," it is defined by the philosopher as " the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external co-existences and sequences," This was not encouraging. After further consideration, I discovered an important relationship, hitherto...
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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 21

Medicine - 1858
...part (general synthesis) of Mr. Herbert Spencer's 'Principles of Psychology,'! where life is defined as "the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external coexistences and sequences." (p. 368, op. cit). It will be further seen that the degree of life varies with this correspondence,...
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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Volume 21

1858
...part (general synthesis) of Mr. Herbert Spencer's ' Principles of Psychology ,'t where life is defined as " the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external coexistences and sequences." (p. 368, op. cit.) It will be further seen that the degree of life varies with this correspondence,...
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The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 21

Medicine - 1858
...part (general synthesis) of Mr. Herbert Spencer's 'Principles of Psychology,'t where life is defined as " the definite combination of heterogeneous changes,...correspondence with external coexistences and sequences." (p. 368, op. dt.) It will be further seen, that the degree of life varies with this correspondence,...
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A Guide to the Treatment of Disease Without Alcoholic Liquors

Henry Mudge - Electronic books - 1863 - 178 pages
...tedious ; for the rest, see CONVALESCENCE. LIFE. — The following is a learned author's definition. " The definite combination of heterogeneous changes...correspondence with external coexistences and sequences." (!) Life is a precious boon which Instinct seems to drive us to protect from immediate danger, but...
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