"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
Of Light[10]1 Of the Creation .The Newton Project Knowledge Graph2020-10-08Journal1 Of the Creation .The word ברא which Gen i.i. is interpreted to create something out of nothing is used Gen the 1st v.21 where tis saide God created greate Whales &c, but the matter out of which they were created did exist before neither is it ment of creating the soule or forme of the whale, for that is not the whale alone. & there may be but one kind of irrationall soule which joyned with severall kinds of bodys make severall kinds of beasts, for setting aside the different shape of theire body beasts differ from one another but in some qualitys which are called instincts of nature. now as in men whose soules are of one kind some love hate feare &c one thing some another & few men are of the same temper which diversity arises from theire bodys (for all theire soules are alike) so why may not the severall tempers or instincts of divers kinds of beasts arise from the different tempers & modes of theie bodys they differing from one another more than one mans body from anothers.. To suppose then that God did create divers kind of soules for divers kinds of beasts is to suppose God did more than He needed How then can the soule of the whale be called the whalle since before it be joyned with the whale tis as much the soule of a horse & this creating then of whales & severall other creatures must be noe but modifying matter into the body of a whale & infusi{ng} an irrationall soule into it. Eccles: 33 ves 10 Adam was created of the earth. Continue reading… Index 1 Of the Creation . Continue reading…