great man?s worth the world. God takes the business into his own hands At such time: Who creates the novel flower Contrives to guard and give it breathing room? ?Tis the great Gardener grafts the excellence On wildings, where he will.?
(d) The Traducian doctrine embraces and acknowledges the element of truth, which gives plausibility to the creation view. Traducianism, properly defined, admits a divine concurrence throughout the whole development of the human species. This allows, under the guidance of a superintending Providence, special improvements in type at the birth of marked men, similar to those, which we may suppose to have occurred in the introduction of new varieties in the animal creation.
Page-Roberts, Oxford university Sermons: ?It is no more unjust that man should inherit evil tendencies, than that he should inherit good. To make the former impossible is to make the latter impossible. To object to the law of heredity, is to object to God?s ordinance of society and to say that God should have made men, like the angels, a company and not a race.? The common moral characteristics of the race can only be accounted for upon the Scriptural view that ?that which is born of the flesh is flesh ?( <430306>John 3:6). Since propagation is a propagation of soul, as well as body, we see that to beget children under improper conditions is a crime and that futicide is murder. Haeckel, Evolution of Man, 2:3 ? ?The human embryo passes through the whole course of its development in forty weeks. Each man is really older by this period than is usually assumed. When, for example, a child is said to be nine and a quarter years old, he is really ten years old.? Is this the reason why Hebrews call a child a year old at birth? President Edwards prayed for his children and his children?s children to the end of time and President Woolsey congratulated himself that he was one of the inheritors of those prayers. H. V. Emerson: ?How can a man get away from his ancestors?? Men of genius should select their ancestors with great care. When begin the instruction of a child? A hundred years before he is born. A lady whose children were noisy and troublesome said to a Quaker relative that she wished she could get a good Quaker governess for them, to teach them the quiet ways of the Society of Friends. ?It would not do them that service,? was the reply; ?they should have been rocked in a Quaker cradle, if they were to learn Quakerly ways.?
Galton, Natural Inheritance, 104 ? ?The child inherits partly from his parents, partly from his ancestry. In every population that intermarries freely, when the genealogy of any man is traced far backwards, his
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