The Christian Philosopher
University of Illinois Press, 1994 - 488 страница
The prominent Puritan clergyman Cotton Mather published The Christian Philosopher in 1721, eight years after he had been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. The first comprehensive book on science written by an American, it was intended to demonstrate the harmony between science and religion. Mather surveyed all the known sciences from astronomy and physics to human anatomy. He presented evidence that both celestial and terrestrial phenomena imply an intelligent designer. Winton Solberg's introduction places Mather's treatise in its widest historical context. In addition to tracing the origins and sources of Mather's work, Solberg analyzes the book's contents, its reception, and its significance in American intellectual and cultural history. This edition returns Mather to his rightful place in American thought, as a deeply religious intellectual whose warm reception of the new science helped bridge the gap between the medieval worldview and the scientific revolution of Copernicus and Newton.
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Strength of the pectoral Muscles in Birds is greater than in any things not made
for flying . Borelli observes , that the pectoral Muscles in Men are very small , and
they don ' t come up to the fiftieth part of all the Muscles ; but in Birds the pectoral
Birds that climb , as the Wood - pecker Kind are , how fitted for 75 the purpose !
Their Thighs very strong , their Legs very strong , but yet very short ; their Toes ,
two forwards , two backwards , and so closely joined , that they may firmly lay
30 who hath with so much Art contrived all the Variety of Birds , and
accommodated every part of them within and without after so rare a manner , that
... 45 In the xivth of Deuteronomy there is a Bird called Racham , 46 which
signifies Mercy .
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