The Arena

Volume 4, No. 19, June, 1891

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,676 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 1,138
Added to site: 2006.08.25
mnybks.net#: 14762
Genre: Periodical
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a charlatan; but men cognizant of the latest advances of science admit themselves unable to explain upon any known principles the effects he produces. It need not be pointed out that if Mr. Keely, or any one else, has found a way to metamorphose one substance into another, the consequences to the world must be profound. Labor for one's daily bread will be a thing of the past, when bread may be made out of stones by the mere setting-up of a particular vibration. The race for wealth will cease, when every one is equally able to command all the resources of the globe. The whole point of view regarding the material aspects of life will be vitally altered; leisure (so far as necessary physical effort is concerned) will inevitably be universal. For when we consider what have been the true motives of civilization and its appurtenances during the greater part of the historical period, we find it to be the desire to better our physical condition. It is commerce that has built cities, made railroads, laws, and wars, m

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