The Living Past

The Living Past

The Living Past

The Living Past

Excerpt

The materials in this small volume are brought together with the purpose of directing attention to the meaning of the history of life. In considering what might have value from the point of view of the general reader, it is believed especially important to indicate some of the elements of human interest, and to make an effort to open the way for appreciation of the realities upon which the story rests.

In presenting this discussion it is realized that no mere printed statement can take the place of real things in nature. We may define natural features in terms or formulæ which conform to our standards, or we can describe the impression which they make upon us. Both methods may fail to give adequate understanding of their character, but, next to contact with the thing itself, the ap-

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