The element of chance…is expelled. Nobody would now waste his time in theorizing about a fortuitous concourse of atoms. We have so far spelled out the history of creation as to see that all has been done in strict accordance with law. The method has been the method of evolution, and the more we study it the more do we discern in it intelligible coherence.
The persecuting spirit has its origin... in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
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|Birth:||30th March, 1842|
|Death:||4th July, 1901|
John Fiske was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an American historian and philosopher who popularized European evolutionary theory in the United States. He graduated from Harvard University in 1863 and from Harvard Law School in 1865. He had already admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1864, but never practised law. From 1869 to 1871, he was university lecturer on philosophy at Harvard. Beginning in 1881, he lectured annually on American history at Washington University, St. Louis, and beginning in 1884 held a professorship of American history at that institution. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1884. He wrote several books include: Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy, The Destiny of Man, The Critical Period of American History, 1783–1789, The American Revolution, Through Nature to God, and The Historical Writings of John Fiske.
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