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Post by silverquill » April 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm

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April 11th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Yes. Though Priestley discovered CO2, and is in contention for the discovery of O2, I think it was Lavoisier, not much more than ten years before Paley wrote this book, who explained the relationship between the two in respiration. Still it's remarkable how current Paley was.

Here's section 9, Latin and all (31:21):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_09_paley_128kb.mp3
I think you did just fine with the Latin, Barry. :)
I lot of anatomical detail here. I thought he would get around to the hand - so intricately complex. It takes 6-8 years training after med school to become a hand surgeon, and that's usually all they do. Did I miss it, or did he not mention the larynx?

Let's consider a gymnast, a figure skater, or a violinist to see the complexity of this contrivance of muscles and bone. (or a toddler, for that matter).
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Post by BarryGanong » April 16th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Thanks, Larry. I got a guide to Latin pronunciation posted by a linguist from U of Georgia and it seems to be manageable. Your comments are so true. In fact the larynx is here in section 11; this all reminds me much of seventh grade health class.

Section 11 (24:54):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_11_paley_128kb.mp3
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Post by silverquill » April 16th, 2020, 9:48 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Thanks, Larry. I got a guide to Latin pronunciation posted by a linguist from U of Georgia and it seems to be manageable. Your comments are so true. In fact the larynx is here in section 11; this all reminds me much of seventh grade health class.

Section 11 (24:54):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_11_paley_128kb.mp3
PL OK - those mysterious enzymes.... still amazing the detail of knowledge for the time.
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Post by BarryGanong » April 20th, 2020, 8:06 am

Here's a curious chapter. It makes me wonder just what is currently known about the molecular mechanisms for assembly of the mirror-image body parts – are there separate mechanisms for each side, or does assembly somehow "know" it's doing the left or right side of the body and do it consistently.

Section 12 (32:30):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_12_paley_128kb.mp3
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Post by silverquill » April 20th, 2020, 9:14 am

BarryGanong wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 8:06 am
Here's a curious chapter. It makes me wonder just what is currently known about the molecular mechanisms for assembly of the mirror-image body parts – are there separate mechanisms for each side, or does assembly somehow "know" it's doing the left or right side of the body and do it consistently.

Section 12 (32:30):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_12_paley_128kb.mp3
Something interesting that isn't thought about often - how it all fits together. Seems the function of the spleen was still a mystery. Bilateral symmetry is an interesting design, isn't it? Cell differentiation is still now totally understood, and where is the coding that puts it altogether? How does one lung develop two lobes and the other three? To make room for the heart, of course, but that's an interesting question. Clever design!

Oh, and PL OK!
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Post by BarryGanong » April 27th, 2020, 8:13 am

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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2020, 8:15 am

BarryGanong wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 8:13 am
And section 13 is ready (20:39):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_13_paley_128kb.mp3
Oh, forgot to update this, but listened and find it PL OK.
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Post by BarryGanong » May 4th, 2020, 11:45 am

A question for both Trish and Larry. This book goes on and on like a middle school health text. I'm not disturbed by that, since I know where Paley is going. But as I originally planned section titles, without chapter titles, listeners couldn't anticipate the nature of Paley's summing up and might get unnecessarily bogged down. I can of course add chapter titles, but in a couple cases, where a section includes two short chapters (with not-so-short titles), that might get cumbersome. I've added, in the MW, chapter titles for the first sections to see how it looks. My question is, would this arrangement be too cumbersome for the display on Librivox's catalog page?

Also, section 14 is uploaded (16:56):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_14_paley_128kb.mp3
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Post by TriciaG » May 4th, 2020, 11:48 am

I've seen much worse. :) I think those are fine.
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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm

BarryGanong wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 11:45 am
A question for both Trish and Larry. This book goes on and on like a middle school health text. I'm not disturbed by that, since I know where Paley is going. But as I originally planned section titles, without chapter titles, listeners couldn't anticipate the nature of Paley's summing up and might get unnecessarily bogged down. I can of course add chapter titles, but in a couple cases, where a section includes two short chapters (with not-so-short titles), that might get cumbersome. I've added, in the MW, chapter titles for the first sections to see how it looks. My question is, would this arrangement be too cumbersome for the display on Librivox's catalog page?
And, Tricia has seen just about -- everything. :lol:

Seems sensible to me.

Will you be recording new intros to correspond to those titles?
I know it is extra work, but I think it would help keep the listener on track.

If you do, just let me know so I can do a quick PL.
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Post by TriciaG » May 5th, 2020, 5:40 am

I think the intros are fine without the extra wording. The intros are a cue as to which file you're listening to as you're flipping through the files on a small device rather than a summary of the section contents.

IMHO, of course. ;)
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Post by BarryGanong » May 5th, 2020, 7:50 am

Thanks, Tricia and Larry, for your quick responses. I'll go ahead and fill in the remaining titles. I had wondered whether any changes would be needed in the recordings, but I guess not I'm including chapter titles at the front of each section anyway, and am just using "section..." to sort the tracks.
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Post by silverquill » May 5th, 2020, 9:47 am

BarryGanong wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 7:50 am
Thanks, Tricia and Larry, for your quick responses. I'll go ahead and fill in the remaining titles. I had wondered whether any changes would be needed in the recordings, but I guess not I'm including chapter titles at the front of each section anyway, and am just using "section..." to sort the tracks.
Sounds good!
And, Section 14 is PL OK.
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Post by BarryGanong » May 11th, 2020, 12:46 pm

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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 8:34 am

BarryGanong wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Here's section 15 (14:22):

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/naturaltheology_15_paley_128kb.mp3
PL OK!
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