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Outline of its principal subjects. Banian Tree. Reflections. Splendour and felicity of insect life. Invisible worlds. Religious tendency of this science-affords a manifestation of Deity-expands our conceptions-recommended by the sacred writers.
Figure of the Earth-Proofs of its spherical form. Relation which the discovery of the figure of the earth bears to the plan of Providence. Its magnitude and natural divisions. General features of its surface. Mountains-their general ranges, and the sublime scenes they exhibit. The Oceanits extent, depth, bottom, and motions. Rivers-their number, size, and the quantity of water they pour inte the ocean. How they are supplied-their uses. Artificial divisions of the earth. Number and variety of its inhabi tants. Number which has existed since the creation-number at the resurrection, and the space they would occupy. Number which the earth would contain-strictures on Malthus. Utility of the Study of Geography to Religion-to Directors of Missionary Societies (Douglas' " Hints on Missions,")-to Private Christians-grandeur of its physical objects-utility of its moral facts.
Its object and connection with religion an interesting subject of inquiry. Materials which compose the crust of the globe. Various geological phenomena. Organic remains -Mammoth, Tapir, Elk, &c. Geological deductions not inconsistent with the Mosaic history-Genesis i. 1, 2. explained. The Deluge, and its effects on the earth's strata. Grand and terrific objects which this science unfolds. ASTRONOMY,
Its sublime objects-general appearance of the heavens-stars seen in the day-time-their apparent revolution indicates Almighty Power-never shift their relative positions. Solar System. The Sun-his size and probable destination illustrated-his spots and atmosphere-different kinds of rays emitted from his body-his distance illustrated. Mercury-his size, heat, rotation, &c. Venus-her size, phases, mountains, and appearances. Earth-proofs and illustrations of its annual and diurnal motions. The Moon-desoription of her majestic mountain scenery-luminous spots, and celestial appearances-her superficial contents, &c. Mars-his distance, atmosphere, luminous zone, &c. New Planets-Ceres-Pallas-Juno-Vesta-their anomalies, singularities, and probable origin. Jupiter-his bulk, rotation, belts, and the appearances of his moons. Saturn-his figure, belts, moons, and quantity of light. His Rings,
their dimensions, motion and phenomena. Splendour of
Its objects and divisions. Mechanics. Hydrostatics-its principles and uses. Pneumatics. Acoustics. Optics. Electricity its nature, effects, and agency in the system of nature. Galvanism--its singular effects on metals, animals, &c, Magnetism-its various phenomena and effects. Relation of Natural Philosophy to Religion--its inventions meliorate the condition of mankind-illustrated in the case of the electric fluid-it undermines the influence of superstition-unfolds the incessant agency of God--indifference to this subject unreasonable.
Its objects, and present dignified station. General forms of matter-simple and compound substances. Caloric, its sources and properties. Oxygen, its properties and combinations-nitrous oxide, its singular effects. Nitrogen, its effects on flame and animal life-Hydrogen, its properties and uses. Carbon, its nature, combinations, and antiseptic properties. Connection of this science with Religion-it displays the wisdom and benevolence of God-and the mode of his present and future operations-Improves the condition of man-and carries forward our views to a more glorious and auspicious era.
ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY,
Their general object-Human body, its different parts and divisions. Bones, their number, form, and positions. Muscles, their nature, use, and extraordinary strength. Heart and blood Vessels, and the circulation of the blood. Respiration. Perspiration. Sensation, and the system of nerves --Summary. Moral reflections-this branch of study teaches us our dependence on a Superior Power--and excites to gratitude.
Its objects, advantages, and connection with Religion. Connection of the sciences and of the Divine dispensations with each other. Concluding remarks.
THE RELATION WHICH THE INVENTIONS OF ART BEAR TO THE OBJECTS OF RELIGION.
ART OF PRINTING, its origin, and beneficial effects-Dr. Church's improvements in: Art of Navigation. Mariner's Compass, its discovery and use. The Telescope, its invention, and the discoveries made by it-serves instead of a celestial vehicle. The Microscope, and the views it exhibits of the wisdom of God. Steam Navigation, its utility in promoting the intercourse of mankind, and its relation to the objects of religion. Air Balloons, utility of, when arrived at perfection-proposed improvement in. History of their invention-Lunardi's ascent-the Parachute. Acoustic Tunnels. Experiments on the conveyance of sound. M. Biot's remarkable experiment. Don Gautier's experiment and suggestion-conclusions in reference to the extensive conveyance of sound. Practical Remarks--utility of the arts in relation to the Millennial era.
SCRIPTURAL FACTS ILLUSTRATED FROM THE SYSTEM OF NATURE.
1. Science may frequently serve as a guide to the true interpretation of Scripture,
Canon or rule for Scripture interpretation-illustrated.
BENEFICIAL EFFECTS WHICH WOULD RESULT FROM CONNECTING SCIENCE WITH RELIGION.
I. The variety of topics would allure the attention of intelligent
Principle of novelty intended by the Creator to be gratified
for complying with several Divine injunctions-Danger of
No. I. Illustration of the rate of motion in the heavenly bodies,
No. III. On the means by which it may probably be ascertained,
No. IV. On the ideas we form of magnitude and extension, as expressed by large numbers,
No. V. On a Plurality of worlds,..
No. VI. On the first inventor of Printing,
No. VII. On Telescopes; with a brief notice of a New Reflecting