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Post by alg1001 » June 27th, 2012, 8:12 pm

The Riddle of the Universe by Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) . Translated by Joseph McCabe (1867 - 1955).
The Riddle of the Universe is the philosophical work of Ernst Haeckel, eminent biologist, in which he explores the meaning of life, the nature of reality, and the connection between physiology and thought. (Summary by A. Gramour)
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-riddle-of-the-universe-by-ernst-haeckel/

Volunteers outside the USA: Joseph McCabe died in 1955. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).
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    consciousness;evolution;monism;
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Post by JohanLiebert » June 28th, 2012, 6:27 pm

May I take the preface, Amy? :D
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Post by alg1001 » June 28th, 2012, 6:35 pm

You sure can, April.

Thanks!
-Amy

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Post by JohanLiebert » June 28th, 2012, 6:45 pm

alg1001 wrote:You sure can, April.

Thanks!
-Amy
Great! Where do I read from?
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Post by alg1001 » June 28th, 2012, 6:54 pm

Gee, that was a great thing to leave out. The source text is in there now.

http://archive.org/details/riddleoftheunive034957mbp

Thanks, April!

-Amy

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Post by JohanLiebert » June 30th, 2012, 4:52 am

April Gonzales :D
blog

Marie Antoinette & the Downfall of Royalty

I will not be around the forums for quite a time but I'll log-in whenever there's time. Please PM me if you need to talk with me. Thanks!

Animo La Salle!

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Post by alg1001 » June 30th, 2012, 5:54 am

Hi April,

I gave it a PL. There is a repeat at 2:37-2:41.."This unnatural and fatal opposition between science and philosophy."

Please update it when you have a chance.

Thanks for the preface!
-Amy

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Post by JohanLiebert » June 30th, 2012, 6:50 am

alg1001 wrote:Hi April,

I gave it a PL. There is a repeat at 2:37-2:41.."This unnatural and fatal opposition between science and philosophy."

Please update it when you have a chance.

Thanks for the preface!
-Amy
noted! :) I'll take care of this tomorrow... it's getting wee bit late in my place :wink:
April Gonzales :D
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Marie Antoinette & the Downfall of Royalty

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Post by JohanLiebert » June 30th, 2012, 8:58 pm

April Gonzales :D
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Marie Antoinette & the Downfall of Royalty

I will not be around the forums for quite a time but I'll log-in whenever there's time. Please PM me if you need to talk with me. Thanks!

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Post by alg1001 » July 1st, 2012, 4:53 pm

Hi April,

PL OK now :thumbs:

Thanks for correcting it!
-Amy :D

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Post by cynm1788 » July 11th, 2012, 8:18 pm

Hi,

I'm watching this project unfold, which brought me around to look up the Thinker's Library publication series.

I'd like to read for you, very much. I like to pre-read, however, so pardon me while I make ready, please. Thank you for your industriousness!

Addendum [...] re-/moved by cynm1788:

TOC: http://archive.org/stream/riddleoftheunive034957mbp#page/n7/mode/2up

BTW: there are ^pages missing^ (note to The Interested: use MW links! they'rrrrre grrrrreat!)
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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Thanks for all your hard work!! I will look into the missing pages. I will move your links to the opening post so they will be easy to find for readers. That is very helpful.

Thanks!
-Amy :D

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Post by cynm1788 » July 12th, 2012, 5:53 pm

alg1001 wrote:Thanks for all your hard work!! I will look into the missing pages. I will move your links to the opening post so they will be easy to find for readers. That is very helpful.

Thanks!
-Amy :D
Hi, Amy, and thank you. A hasty update for you on "the missing pages": it's an Internet Archive holding, therefore, I've already emailed "info -at- archive -dot- org"; if individual readers need immediate help, obviously, feel free to do what you can.
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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Thanks again. I am putting the links in the MW.

Have a good night!
-Amy :D

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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2012, 7:23 pm

Hi cyn,

While looking for the missing pages, I found a much cleaner and complete text. I am switching to that one so I put those links in the MW. I rushed putting this project out and didn't look at the text close enough. I'm sorry for that. I launched my Flammarion and ornithology book right with each other, and thought I looked through this one, too. Your work is very much appreciated. Now the project has a better text to work with, and I would not have linked to the chapters, so it has that now, too. It will work out much better. Sorry for the trouble.

Thanks again! and have a good night.
-Amy

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