George Adams (1750-1795) Quote

Man has before him all nature, the whole world with which he is surrounded for the object of his view, and the subject of his consideration; but his capacity is so circumscribed, his knowledge so straightened, his powers so limited, that he can by no means conceive the mechanism of so vast and complicate a structure.


Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (Volume 3), Chapter XXXV (p. 510)

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Man has before him all nature, the whole world with which he is surrounded for the object of his view, and the subject of his consideration; but his...

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Man has before him all nature, the whole world with which he is surrounded for the object of his view, and the subject of his consideration; but his...

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Man has before him all nature, the whole world with which he is surrounded for the object of his view, and the subject of his consideration; but his...

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Man has before him all nature, the whole world with which he is surrounded for the object of his view, and the subject of his consideration; but his...