Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume 35

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Page 2 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth : and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Page 364 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?
Page 364 - And how could any thing have endured, if it had not been thy will? or been preserved, if not called by thee? But thou sparest all: for they are thine, O Lord, thou lover of souls.
Page 2 - And there was seen another sign in heaven ; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems.
Page 309 - Under whatever aspect we view this cranium, whether we regard its vertical depression, the enormous thickness of its supraciliary ridges, its sloping occiput, or its long and straight squamosal suture, we meet with ape-like characters, stamping it as the most pithecoid of human crania yet discovered.
Page xxiii - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of...
Page xxiii - Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science In different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 322 - Perthes had startled the civilized world, that is, somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand years ago. And this man who thus appeared was not a being of feeble powers, a dullwitted savage, on the mental level of the degenerate Australian or Hottentot of our day. He possessed and manifested, from the first, intellectual faculties of the highest order, such as none of his descendants have surpassed. His speech, we may be sure, was not a mere mumble of disjointed sounds, framed of interjections...
Page 13 - The likeness of these stones to the deeper igneous rocks of the earth, as shown by the experiments of M. Daubre'e, strengthened this conviction. Mr. Sorby, in 1877, said: "It appears to me that the conditions under which meteorites were formed must have been such that the temperature was high enough to fuse stony masses into glass ; the particles could exist independently one of the other in an incandescent atmosphere, subject to violent mechanical disturbances; that the force of gravitation...
Page 5 - ... can hardly be conceived of except as a solid body. Again, we may reasonably believe that the bodies that cause the shooting-stars, the large fireballs, and the stone-producing meteor all belong to one class. They differ in kind of material, in density, in size. But from the faintest shootingstar to the largest stone-meteor, we pass by such small gradations that no clear dividing lines can separate them into classes. See wherein they are alike : 1. Each appears as a ball of fire traversing...

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