On the possibility of explaining away the difference as due to the peculiarities of nervous tissue I have spoken before, but this possibility must not be forgotten if we are tempted to draw unwarranted metaphysical deductions
But he had never connected these scientific deductions
as to the origin of man as an animal, as to reflex action, biology, and sociology, with those questions as to the meaning of life and death to himself, which had of late been more and more often in his mind.
Not with the organs of sight; but with much more infallible instruments of vision: the conclusions of reason, and the deductions
of scientific premises.
THERE are many passages in this book, where I have been at some pains to resist the temptation of troubling my readers with my own deductions
and conclusions: preferring that they should judge for themselves, from such premises as I have laid before them.
The little that was left in the world, when all these deductions
were made, it was Mrs General's province to varnish.
I pondered over our short conversation, however, and endeavoured to draw my deductions
For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heart-woes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction
Emma could not deplore her future absence as any deduction
from her own enjoyment.
The long chains of simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to reach the conclusions of their most difficult demonstrations, had led me to imagine that all things, to the knowledge of which man is competent, are mutually connected in the same way, and that there is nothing so far removed from us as to be beyond our reach, or so hidden that we cannot discover it, provided only we abstain from accepting the false for the true, and always preserve in our thoughts the order necessary for the deduction
of one truth from another.
If we balance a proper deduction
from one side against that which it is supposed ought to be made from the other, the proportion may still be considered as holding good.
They might therefore, with great propriety, be considered as something more than a mere deduction
from the real representatives of the nation.
And what is your deduction
from this compensation, sir?
said Porthos, visibly stupefied with the argument, and seeking to account for it to himself, with the felicity of deduction
we know to be peculiar to him.
Along that line of thought such a deduction
is indubitable, as indubitable as the deduction
Voltaire made in jest (without knowing what he was jesting at) when he saw that the Massacre of St.