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" I need not dwell on the proofs of the low antiquity of our species, for it is not controverted by any experienced geologist ; indeed, the real difficulty consists in tracing back the signs of man's existence on the earth to that comparatively modern period... "
What is truth? An inquiry concerning the antiquity and unity of the human race - Page 15
by Ebenezer Burgess - 1871
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The Constitution of Man in Relation to the Natural Laws

George Combe - 1803 - 236 pages
...condition which it now presents, before Man occupied its surface. " I need not dwell," says Lyell, " on the proofs of the low antiquity of our species,...is not controverted by any experienced geologist. ... It is never pretended that our race coexisted with assemblages of animals and plants, of which...
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Inaugural address on the application of classical and scientific education ...

William Daniel Conybeare - 1831 - 141 pages
...which I have endeavoured to enforce and illustrate in the text. " We need not," says this writer, " dwell on the proofs of the low antiquity of our species, for it is not controverted by any Geologist, &c. The establishment by Geological evidence of the first intervention of such a peculiar...
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Lectures on the Atheistic Controversy: Delivered in the Months of February ...

Benjamin Godwin - 1834 - 279 pages
...remote. " We need not dwell," says one of the most distinguished geologists of the present day, '' on the proofs of the low antiquity of our species, for it is not controverted by any geologist; indeed, the real difficulty which we experience, consists in tracing back the signs of man's...
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Principles of Geology: Being an Inquiry how for the Former Changes ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - 1835
...things previously established, as to weaken our confidence in the uniformity of the course of nature. I need not dwell on the proofs of the low antiquity...difference of opinion respecting the occurrence in certain deposits of the remains of man and his works, it is always in reference to strata confessedly...
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Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts, Volume 2

1836
...from laws now in daily operation. The most able and strenuous advocate of this doctrine asserts, that the real difficulty consists in tracing back the signs of man's existence upon the earth to that comparatively modern period when species, his contemporaries, began to predominate....
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The Harmony of Phrenology with Scripture: Shewn in a Refutation of the ...

William Scott - 1837 - 354 pages
...authority on this subject, concurs" in this respect with Cuvier, and all former geologists. He says, " I need not dwell on the proofs of the low antiquity...difference of opinion respecting the occurrence in certain deposits of the remains of man and his works, it is always in reference to strata confessedly...
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Practical Geology and Mineralogy: With Instructions for the Qualitative ...

Joshua Trimmer - 1841 - 519 pages
...from laws now in daily operation. The most able and strenuous advocate of this doctrine asserts, that the real difficulty consists in tracing back the signs of man's existence upon the earth to that comparatively modern period when species, his contemporaries, began to predominate....
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Practical Geology and Mineralogy: With Instructions for the Qualitative ...

Joshua Trimmer - 1841 - 519 pages
...from laws now in daily operation. The most able and strenuous advocate of this doctrine asserts, that the real difficulty consists in tracing back the signs of man's existence upon the earth to that comparatively modern period when species, his contemporaries, began to predominate....
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Philological proofs of the original unity and recent origin of the human race

Arthur James Johnes - 1843 - 104 pages
...the prevalent conclusions of the highest geological authorities. " I need not dwell," he observes, " on the proofs of the " low antiquity of our species,...experienced geologist; indeed the real difficulty con" sists in tracing back the signs of man's existence on the " earth to that comparatively modern...
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The Christian's Defence: Containing a Fair Statement, and Impartial ...

James Smith - 1843
...of animal existence, man excepted, had been established. We need not," says Mr. Lyell, " dwell on the low antiquity of our species, for it is not controverted by any geologist; indeed, the real difficulty which we experience consists in tracing back the signs of man's...
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