Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

English physician, naturalist, philosopher, poet
From the sexual, or amatorial, generation of plants new varieties, or improvements, are frequently obtained; as many of the young plants from seeds are dissimilar to the parent, and some of them superior to the parent in the qualities we wish to possess... Sexual reproduction is the chef d'oeuvre, the master-piece of nature.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Another thing very injurious to the child is the tying and cutting of the navel string too soon, which should always be left till the child has not only repeatedly breathed but till all pulsation in the cord ceases. As otherwise the child is much weaker than it ought to be, a part of the blood being left in the placenta which ought to have been in the child and at the same time the placenta does not so naturally collapse, and withdraw itself from the sides of the uterus, and is not therefore removed with so much safetyMore Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide waving wings expanded bear
The flying chariot through the fields of air.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is a forced state! I am surprized that we live, rather than that our friends die.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We hence acquire this sublime and interesting idea; that all the calcareous mountains in the world, and all the strata of clay, coal, marl, sand, and iron, which are incumbent on them, are MONUMENTS OF THE PAST FELICITY OF ORGANIZED NATURE!More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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