Natural Theology Part Six

CHAPTER XX OF PLANTS   I THINK a designed and studied mechanism to be, in general, more evident in animals than in plants: and it is unnecessary to       Page 346   dwell upon a weaker argument, where a stronger is at hand. There are, however, a few observations upon the vegetable kingdom, which lie so directly in

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Natural Theology Part Five

CHAPTER XVI COMPENSATION   COMPENSATION is a species of relation. It is relation when the defects of one part, or of one organ, are supplied by the structure of another part or of another organ. Thus,   The short unbending neck of the elephant, is compensated by the length and flexibility of his proboscis. He could not have reached the

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