Anatomy, Design, Natural Theology, Reason
Three extracts concern 'The superiority of the right hand', 'The thumb', and 'The fingers'. The author observes in an afterword: 'The wisdom of God is so wonderfully displayed in the formation of every part of the human body, that it is impossible for the mind to survey it without acknowledging God as its author. Quotes John Ray's observation that 'A hand, with reason to use it' supplies the want of all the more specialized weapons of other animals.
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