“On the other hand, the exploration of coral reefs and of the deposits now taking place at the bottom of the great oceans, has proved that, in animal and plant life, we have agents of reconstruction of a potency hitherto unsuspected. There is no study better fitted than that of geology to impress upon men of general culture that conviction of the unbroken sequence of the order of natural phenomena, throughout the duration of the universe, which is the great, and perhaps the most important, effect of the increase of natural knowledge.
THE END. FOOTNOTES: [A] There are excellent remarks to the same effect in Zeller's Philosophie der Griechen, Theil II. Abth. II p. 407, and in Eucken's Die Methode der Aristotelischen, Forschung, pp. 136 et seq.”