Of God and His Creatures

No, nor the law of physical nature either. There is no law of physical nature that every harvest shall ripen. Corn 'tends' to ripeness, and positis ponendis, in the absence of all counteracting causes, must actually ripen. Mill in his Logic has the remark, that the laws of nature are best expressed as 'tendencies' only.

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