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" Now, it has been well pointed out by Thomson, that, looked at in this light, the universe is a system that had a beginning and must have an end; for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view the universe as a candle not lit, then it... "
Philosophical Magazine - Page 339
1880
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Creation's testimony to its God; or, The accordance of science, philosophy ...

Thomas Ragg - 1877
...at in this light, the universe is a system that had a beginning and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view...having been always in existence ; but if we regard it as a candle that has been lit we become absolutely certain that it cannot have been burning from eternity,...
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Studies in Theism

Borden Parker Bowne - Theism - 1879 - 444 pages
...beginning, and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could regard the universe as a candle not lit, then it is, perhaps, conceivable to regard it as having always been in existence; but if we regard it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become absolutely...
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Studies in Theism

Borden Parker Bowne - Theism - 1879 - 444 pages
...beginning, and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could regard the universe as a candle not lit, then it is, perhaps, conceivable to regard it as having always been in existence; but if we regard it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become absolutely...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 42

Great Britain - 1882
...system that had a beginning and must have an end ; for a process of degradation cannot be eternal It* we could view the universe as a candle not lit, then...conceivable to regard it as having been always in existence ; bat if we regard it rather as .1 candle that has been li;. we become absolutely certain that i: cancel...
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The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century: Two Lectures Delivered at the ...

John Ruskin - Clouds - 1884 - 152 pages
...at in this light, the universe is a system that had a beginning and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view...not lit, then it is perhaps conceivable to regard * 'The Conservation of Energy.' King and Co., 1873. it as having been always in existence ; but if...
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The Locomotive, Volume 10

Locomotives - 1889
...a beginning and must have an end : for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could yiew the universe as a candle not lit, then it is perhaps...regard it as having been always in existence: but if regard it rather as a caudle that has been lit. we become absolutely certain that it cannot have been...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 9

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...at in this light, the universe is a system that had a beginning and must have an end; for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view...always in existence; but if we regard it rather as & candle that has been lit, we become absolutely certain that it cannot have been burning from eternity,...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 34

John Ruskin - 1908
...at hi this light, the universe is a system that had a beginning and must have an end, for a process of degradation cannot be eternal. If we could view the Universe as a caudle not lit, then it is perhaps conceivable to regard it as having been always in existence; but...
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Lucretius, Epicurean and Poet

John Masson - Atomism - 1907 - 453 pages
...a certain condition, shows us that there must be constantly going on a Dissipation of Energy. So ' if we could view the Universe as a candle not lit,...it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become abso1 ' Blows from without cannot hold together all the sum ' (ie, this world), though ' they can frequently...
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Lucretius, Epicurean and Poet

John Masson - Atomism - 1907 - 453 pages
...a certain condition, shows us that there must be constantly going on a Dissipation of Energy. So ' if we could view the Universe as a candle not lit,...it rather as a candle that has been lit, we become abso1 ' Blows from without cannot hold together all the sum ' (ie, this world), though ' they can frequently...
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