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facts from which to work out the

question, But facts are supplied by memory, and reason would need to send an impulse to memory and procure them. A part of this impulse would pass through the motus or front center, and the other part directly to memory through the cells. The returning response might take both channels.


In cases where the demand is

urgent or strong, the impulse is supported by polar organs of the second degree. As shown in the engraving, we perceive and remember about a thing, as at _-1. Then we think or reason about it, as at SR. The response to this is to carry out the thought by acting, as at St. But action requires materials to work with, from the group of wealth, at W. A geometric law in the brain enables these faculties to respond and support each other in this definite way.

In public assemblies, to "second a motion" should be to carry out this law. A motion made in any given department naturally requires the support of a balancing or polar department, and the seconding of the motion should come from the latter.

As every part, and consequently every kind of wants, is represented by an officer or a subgroup, we do away with the necessity for endless committees, and motions to refer things to them. This definite classification of duties and functions greatly simplifies

and lessens the work of legislation. This certainly is an important thing where the expenses of civil government have mounted up to the hundreds of millions in money.

HEREDITY IN EVOLUTION. An organic being re

sembles its parents with such variations as are induced by the temporary activity of special organs or functions in them during its prenatal existence, and also such as are caused by the external influences which bear upon it after birth.

Impressions made upon the mind and body of the mother during the prenatal phase may be transmitted, in a greater or less degree, to those of the child. If the parents exercise their higher faculties during this period, the child will be superior in mental endowments. If they exercise the lower faculties chiefly, it will be inferior. The laws of heredity place within our control a powerful instrument for human exaltation. It is for the vital interests of society that all parents should have the favorable conditions which these laws demand. Both parents and society are responsible for the organization of every child. They can make it good or bad as they choose. Private effort alone can never secure and maintain these good conditions of heredity.

The central truths of evolution are those which belong to this subject of heredity. It is in the forms of living beings and not in those of mineral bodies that the great processes of growth and the steps of increasing complexity are displayed in the most striking manner. Evolution in not more important when it seeks to unravel the past than it is when it forecasts the future conditions and life of man.






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