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" ... the main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the mechanism of the world,... "
Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler - Página 30
por Lives - 1833
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On the Philosophy of Discovery: Chapters Historical and Critical

William Whewell - 1860 - 531 páginas
...in the most general!" And in like manner in another Query*: "The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the First Cause, which is certainly not mechanical." 3. Newton appears to have had a horror of the term...
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The Three Barriers: Notes on Mr. Darwin's "Origin of Species."

Gilbert Rorison - 1861 - 180 páginas
...linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."73 " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the First Cause, which is certainly not mechanical." 7* 34. In shutting out the Creator, then, from direct...
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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volumen25

1883
...mechanically, and referring other causes to ' metaphysics ; ' whereas the main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...first cause, — which certainly is not mechanical." * Give to the ambitious kinematic artist his cloud of sand, — or if he prefer the outfit, let him...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volumen21

1864
...himself says: " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without framing hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects, till...first cause, which certainly is not mechanical ; " and the following maxim is found in Cote's preface to Newton's Principia : " Caustic simplicissimae nulla...
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Faith and Thought, Volumen1

1867
...mechanically, and referring other causes to metaphysics. Whereas, the main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...mechanism of the world, but chiefly to resolve these and suchlike questions. What is there in places almost empty of matter, and whence is it that the sun and...
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - 1867 - 386 páginas
...portentous speculations, appear the words of a great philosopher ! 'The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the First Cause, which is certainly not mechanical.' — (Newton.) CHAPTER VIlI. THE TRANSMUTATION SCHOOL....
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The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species

Robert Mackenzie Beverley - 1867 - 386 páginas
...portentous speculations, appear the words of a great philosopher ! ' The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the First Cause, which is certainly not mechanical.' — (Newton.) CHAPTER VIII. THE TRANSMUTATION SCHOOL....
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Faith and Thought, Volumen2

1867
...Newton in the queries appended to his work on optics : — " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from facts until we come to the first cause, which is certainly not mechanical." Now the method Mr. Warington...
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Address to the British Medical Association Delivered in the Hall of Christ ...

Henry Wentworth Acland - 1868 - 50 páginas
...more aptly to describe it than by the words of Newton : — ' The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...very First Cause, which certainly is not mechanical.' To discuss this simple phrase, and to expand it into its full significance, would be to recapitulate...
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A manual of Christian evidence, an antidote to the writings of E. Renan

John Relly Beard - 1868
...in order to contradict atheistic views : — "Natural philosophy has it also for its main business to resolve these and such like questions. What is...and whence is it that the sun and planets gravitate toward one another without dense matter between them ? Whence is it that nature doth nothing in vain,...
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