Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

English physician, naturalist, philosopher, poet
[Retirement] is a dangerous experiment, and generally ends in either drunkenness or hypochrondriacism.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are some modern practitioners, who declaim against medical theory in general, not considering that to think is to theorize; and that no one can direct a method of cure to a person labouring under disease, without thinking, that is, without theorizing; and happy therefore is the patient, whose physician possesses the best theory.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd steam! afar
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear
The flying chariot through the field of air.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]
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]

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