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.
As he listened to his brother's argument with the professor, he noticed that they connected these scientific questions with those spiritual problems, that at times they almost touched on the latter; but every time they were close upon what seemed to him the chief point, they promptly beat a hasty retreat, and plunged again into a sea of subtle distinctions, reservations, quotations, allusions, and appeals to authorities, and it was with difficulty that he understood what they were talking about.
Then the question
arises, Is this one disparity sufficient to operate as a bar to such a marriage?
, "At what point in the heavens ought the cannon to be aimed?
But whether or no it is right to dissolve the community when the constitution is altered is another question
I might have known that he would never help me out; but it took me aback to have to shape the question
afresh, as if it were quite new.
As to the question
of the name, I saw it now in the light in which I ought to have seen it from the first.
There remained, then, only two possible solutions of the question
, which created two distinct parties: on one side, those who were for a monster of colossal strength; on the other, those who were for a submarine vessel of enormous motive power.
We will now assume another boy, who also, when you first question
him, asserts that twice two is four.
The lady announced--in a low sweet voice touched with a quiet sadness--that her business related to a question
of marriage (as marriage is understood by Scottish law), and that her own peace of mind, and the happiness of a person very dear to her, were concerned alike in the opinion which Mr.
Brott declared, "to ask you a question
- to me a very important question
My quickness would have to be remarkable, however, and the question
of a conveyance was the great one to settle.