Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 329–30.





Publications extracted:

Quarterly Review


Unbelief, Natural Theology, Scientific Practitioners, Expertise, Anatomy, Design, Nomenclature, Medical Practitioners, Theodicy

People mentioned:

Georges Cuvier, Everard Home

    Begins: 'We think it next to impossible for a candid unbeliever to read the Evidences of Paley, in their proper order, unshaken. His Natural Theology will open the heart that it may understand, or at least receive the Scriptures, if any thing can'. Commends at some length the quotidian nature of Paley's expository prose. For example, Paley refers the increased thickness of animal fur in winter to the authority of 'any dealer in rabbit skins', but 'in these days, such an assertion would be backed by an appeal to some learned Rabbi of a Zoological Society, who had written a deep pamphlet, upon what he would probably call the Theory of Hair'. (329)

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