Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

English physician, naturalist, philosopher, poet
E canchis amnia.
Everything from shells.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The colours of insects and many smaller animals contribute to conceal them from the larger ones which prey upon them. Caterpillars which feed on leaves are generally green; and earth-worms the colour of the earth which they inhabit; butter-flies, which frequent flowers, are coloured like them; small birds which frequent hedges have greenish backs like the leaves, and light-coloured bellies like the sky, and are hence less visible to the hawk who passes under them or over them.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]
In fact the a priori reasoning is so entirely satisfactory to me that if the facts won't fit in, why so much the worse for the facts is my feeling.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm,
Immortal Nature lifts her changeful form:
Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame,
And soars and shines, another and the same.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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