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Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Medicine   Psychosomatic Aspects of Disease   Psychology   Psychic Phenomena   Magic   
Topic: Singular Fancies of Hypochondriacs, Etc. [An example of sensory illusion; examples of a malign auto-suggestion in women allegedly influenced by horrible sights while pregnant; also an example of synecdochism or sympathetic magic]
Person: PASCAL   MALEBRANCHE, M.   LAVATER   
Source: Dictionnaire Infernal   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   Philosophy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Mosses. [Their useful functions: to protect the roots of other plants in winter, to grow where nothing else can without impoverishing the soil, to convert watery habitats into "firm land" while purifying the water. To study them is to attend to "the infinitely little", one of two extremes between which Pascal says mankind is placed. The other is "the infinitely great" ]
Person: PASCAL   

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