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A Notice [PDF / EPUB] A Notice Excerpt from A NoticeWe have seen this book of Types which reviles the common ver sion of the scriptures which we read in our family devotions in the posses sion of some of its subscribers and heard s Excerpt from A NoticeWe have seen this book of Types which reviles the common ver sion of the scriptures which we read in our family devotions in the posses sion of some of its subscribers and heard several of them complain that through the cunning devices of Nott and Glitldon who led them to suppose that they were to receive a scientific work on the doctrine of the diver sity of the human races supported by the matured views of Morton Agassiz and others they had been completely entrapped and deceivedNow it appears that the contributions from Agassiz amounted to pages the substance of which he admits he had published nine years before and which may be found in much fuller detail in one 'of his school books principles of Zoology pp nor did he add that in both these works he insisted that man alone was a cosmopolite His domain is the whole earth For him and with a view to him it was created Twenty seven pages are inserted from Morton's inedited manu scripts for which if they were subscribers to his former works they have already paid The article on geology and palaeontology in connection with human origins of the fossil man dug out of the delta of the Missis sippi years old and of Agassiz' man found in Florida at least years old as well as Morton's prophecy p That man will yet be found in the fossil state and that he walked the earth With the Megalonyx and Paleotherium might as well have been omitted for their own credit sake as well as that of Morton A premium however has now been offered for the discovery of ancient human bones they will no doubt soon be forthcoming Fortunately we have a sure method ofde eetion When a cunningly stufi'cd specimen of a pretended new bird in which the types of several genera were presented was sent to the Zoolo gical Society oflonclon the members were for a time perplexed Swain son however applied his scalpel to the specimen and the hoax was detec ted in the patch work of the artificially constructed bird Now our friend Agassiz knows full well that every species in these lower strata or eocene beds differs from those that at present inhabit the earth He even goes much farther than we are disposed to follow him Viz that even the very shells in the lower formations differ from those of the present He has webelieve described a fish from a scale restored another from the vertebra and several species of animals from a tooth and arranged them under their proper genera and species Let him now describe these new species ofman Homo loridians ilomo mississippians and each specimen will tell its own story In the ease of the cranium dug out of the excava tion at New Orleans for the Gas Works Dr Usher candidly admits the type of the cranium was that of the Aboriginal American Indian p Agassiz' specimen of jaws with perfect teeth and portions ofa foot was as he informs us dug out from a bluff on the shores of Lake Munroe in'floricla with a mass of shells mostly ampularias of the same species now found in the St John's river etc These portions of a skeleton were examined in Charleston and as we are informed Count Portalis spoke etit as that of a modern Indian The Indians in Florida must have always had burial groundsAbout the PublisherForgotten books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscom.

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