a quote, 1858

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Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 13:40:21 EDT

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    There is nothing new under the sun.

    Two quotes from a book review in the 1858 American Journal of Science and Arts; edited by B. Silliman, B. Silliman, Jr., J. D. Dana, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz, and Wolcott Gibbs.

    The review appears anonymous.

    Review of the book "Cosmogony, or the Mysteries of Creation" by Thos. A. Davies, 416 pp.

    First sentence in the review:

    "There is quite an extensive show of science through this large volume, but by one ludicrously ignorant of its first principles and correspondingly presumptuous."

    Last sentence in the review:

    "The author is to be commended for his desire to sustain sacred truth; but he has made a stupid book that will damage the cause."

        Dr. David Campbell

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