The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer

Cover image for

Download


Author: John Gerard
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,937 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 668
Added to site: 2010.10.15
mnybks.net#: 29271
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Science
Excerpt

o its present condition by genetic development of one species from another, in the natural course of descent and through the operation of natural laws; and that as we see plants and animals of the same kind propagated one from another at the present day, so in the course of long ages the lower and simpler forms of life have given birth to the higher and more complex.

Others again do not limit this process to organic creatures, and believe that from first to last, the whole world, inorganic and organic alike, has resulted from the action of forces such as those with which Science deals; and that life has thus arisen in purely natural course out of non-living matter, the universe in its original condition having been constituted as a vast machine which was bound to produce all that has since arisen.

In either of the above senses--of which the second obviously includes the first,--"Evolution" is understood as no more than a process which is said to have occurred. But there is a mo

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Autobiography and Selected Essays
by Thomas Henry Huxley
Analyzing Character
by Katherine M.H. Blackford
The Aeroplane Speaks
by H. Barber
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver
The Science of Fingerprints
by John Edgar Hoover
The Crowd
by Gustave le Bon
Sidelights on Relativity
by Albert Einstein

See more popular titles from this genre.