Failures of Vegetarianism

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Sonnesnschein, 1902 - 202 pages

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Page 196 - A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today. "Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.
Page 196 - Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then ? It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but to bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day.
Page 99 - ... given out continuously for a long period of time ; but in a sudden rush at a near distance, the leopard will infallibly overtake the deer, because its flesh food stores up in the blood a reserve of force capable of being given out instantaneously in the form of exceedingly rapid muscular action.
Page 107 - It occurs as a yellowishwhite powder containing 12 per cent. of moisture, 8J per cent. of ash and n per cent. of nitrogen ( = 69 per cent. proteid). It is easily soluble in warm fluids, and is devoid of taste. It is absorbed very completely, only from 2 to 4^ per cent. being lost even when as much as 135 grammes were given daily. Metabolic experiments show that it is capable of replacing all other proteids in the food.1 It is the cheapest of all the casein preparations.
Page 149 - ... peculiarities of leaf and branch, he sees even in their general architecture types of structure as distinct as Norman, Gothic and Egyptian. But if the first young germs of these three plants are placed before him and he is called upon to define the difference, he finds it impossible.
Page 99 - To growing children a deficiency of proteid in the diet is specially disastrous, for the lack of building material which it entails may result in impaired growth and development, the consequence of which may last throughout life.
Page 37 - The consistent vegetarian is thus placed in a dilemma. He has either to live on a diet deficient in proteid or to consume an excessive bulk of food. 6. The adoption of the former of these courses tends to diminish energy and the power of resisting disease ; the latter is apt to lead to derangement of the stomach and bowels. 7. Both of these results may be avoided by supplementing the vegetable part of the diet by animal substances rich in proteid, but two-thirds of the total proteid can safely be...
Page 86 - ... the grand experiment of the whole human family seems ever to have been to ascertain how far they can go in indulgence, how near they can approach the brink of death, and yet not die so suddenly and violently as to be compelled to know that they have destroyed themselves.
Page 155 - Client., 1895, a series of experiments made for the purpose of determining the influence of tea and coffee upon digestion. The results are as follows : — 1. Under the conditions of the experiment, there was ninety-four per cent, of albuminous digestion when neither tea nor coffee was added to the digesting mixture. 2. On the addition of tea, the amount of digestion was only sixty-six per cent., — nearly one-third less. 3. When coffee was added, the amount digested was still less, being only about...
Page 149 - Analyzed by the chemist with all the appliances of his laboratory they keep their secret. The same experiment can be tried with the embryos of animals. Take the ovule of the worm, the eagle, the elephant, and of man himself. Let the most skilled observer apply the most searching tests to distinguish one from the other and he will fail.

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