Man's Place in the Creative Order
What Started Life?
In the preceding chapters we have found certain definite facts --- that all known matter is formed out of one primordial Universal Substance; that the ether spreading throughout limitless space is a Universal Medium, through which it is possible to convey force by means of vibrations; and that vibrations can be started by the power of Sound. These we have found to be well-established facts of ordinary science, and taking them as our starting-point, we may now begin to speculate as to the possible workings of the known laws under unknown conditions. One of the first things that naturally attract our attention is the question, How did Life originate? On this point I may quote two leading men of science. Lyndasays: "I affirm that no shred of trustworthy experimental testimony exists to prove that life in our day has ever appeared independently of