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... we may conclude, that it must resemble them in possessing a power of being
excited into animal motion.—The subsequent experiments on the optic nerve,
and on the colours C 2 remaining remaining in the eye, are copied from a Paper "
... might well be ascribed to the ascent of heated air. Whence it is reasonable to
conclude, that the light of the day must be much too weak in its dilute state to
make any mechanical impression on so tenacious a substance as the retina of
... objećts continue to present themselves in rotation, and he seems to behold the
objects still in motion. Now if these spectra were impressions on a passive organ,
they either must continue as they were received last, or not continue at all. 5.
... the fimple ideas, that we call up by recollection or by imagination, as the colour
of red, or the smell of a rose, are exact resemblances of the same simple ideas
from perception; and in consequence must be a repetition of those very motions.
And the answer will be reciprocal; for it is certain that all our ideas were originally
acquired by our organs of sense; for whatever excites our perception must be
external to the organ that perceives it, and we have no other inlets to knowledge
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Written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, this book is a masterful treatise on the medical disorders and how to treat them. Primarily of interest to people who are interested in the period ... Read full review