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Westminster Sermons

with a Preface

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,630 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.2
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 711
Added to site: 2006.05.11
mnybks.net#: 13546
Genre: Religion
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perfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them,"--in those words, I say, the Psalmist has anticipated that realistic view of embryological questions to which our most modern philosophers are, it seems to me, slowly, half unconsciously, but still inevitably, returning.

Next, as to Race. Some persons now have a nervous fear of that word, and of allowing any importance to difference of races. Some dislike it, because they think that it endangers the modern notions of democratic equality. Others because they fear that it may be proved that the Negro is not a man and a brother. I think the fears of both parties groundless.

As for the Negro, I not only believe him to be of the same race as myself, but that--if Mr Darwin's theories are true--science has proved that he must be such. I should have thought, as a humble student of such questions, that the one fact of the unique distribution of the hair in all races of human bein

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