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The Story of Evolution

By Mccabe, Joseph

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Title: The Story of Evolution  
Author: Mccabe, Joseph
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE DISCOVERY OF THE UNIVERSE The beginning of the victorious career of modern science was very largely due to the making of two stimulating discoveries at the close of the Middle Ages. One was the discovery of the earth: the other the discovery of the universe. Men were confined, like molluscs in their shells, by a belief that they occupied the centre of a comparatively small disk some ventured to say a globe which was poised in a mysterious way in the middle of a small system of heavenly bodies. The general feeling was that these heavenly bodies were lamps hung on a not too remote ceiling for the purpose of lighting their ways. Then certain enterprising sailors Vasco da Gama, Maghalaes, Columbus brought home the news that the known world was only one side of an enormous globe, and that there were vast lands and great peoples thousands of miles across the ocean. The minds of men in Europe had hardly strained their shells sufficiently to embrace this larger earth when the second discovery was reported. The roof of the world, with its useful little system of heavenly bodies, began to crack and disclose a profound and mysterious universe surrounding them on every side. One cannot understand the solidity of the modern doctrine of the formation of the heavens and the earth until one appreciates this revolution.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Story of Evolution, 1 -- Joseph McCabe, 1 -- Preface, 1 -- Chapter I. THE DISCOVERY OF THE UNIVERSE, 2 -- Chapter II. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, 7 -- Chapter III. THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF WORLDS, 11 -- Chapter IV. THE PREPARATION OF THE EARTH, 18 -- Chapter V. THE BEGINNING OF LIFE, 25 -- Chapter VI. THE INFANCY OF THE EARTH, 30 -- Chapter VII. THE PASSAGE TO THE LAND, 37 -- Chapter VIII. THE COAL?FOREST, 43 -- Chapter IX. THE ANIMALS OF THE COAL?FOREST, 49 -- Chapter X. THE PERMIAN REVOLUTION, 54 -- Chapter XI. THE MIDDLE AGES OF THE EARTH, 60 -- Chapter XII. THE AGE OF REPTILES, 66 -- Chapter XIII. THE BIRD AND THE MAMMAL, 72 -- Chapter XIV. IN THE DAYS OF THE CHALK, 77 -- Chapter XV. THE TERTIARY ERA, 84 -- Chapter XVI. THE FLOWER AND THE INSECT, 89 -- Chapter XVII. THE ORIGIN OF OUR MAMMALS, 97 -- Chapter XVIII. THE EVOLUTION OF MAN, 104 -- Chapter XIX. MAN AND THE GREAT ICE?AGE, 112 -- Chapter XX. THE DAWN OF CIVILISATION, 119 -- Chapter XXI. EVOLUTION IN HISTORY, 127

 

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