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Of the Mechanical and Immechanical Parts
Of Mechanical Arrangement in the human
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The Relation of animated Bodies to inanimate
Instincts . . . 299
Of Insects 319
CHAPTER I. STATE OF THE ARGUMENT.
In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the> contraryr it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the, absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why should not this answer serve for the watch as well as for the stone? why is it not as admissible in the second case, as in the first? For this reason,