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Cuvier, the anatomist, was, we believe, the first that assigned to specimens of this character an antiquity much greater than that of the Creation, as described by Moses. His reason for doing so was, that among all the enormous deposits of them, discovered in various parts of the earth, not a single vestige of contemporaneous man w other arguments, of a totally different character, to prove that the Mosaic theory was wrong, and that the world was created many ages before the time assigned by Moses. Many eminently pious men became convinced by the study of geology, and endeavored to reconcile its discoveries to the book of Genesis, by supposing that the six dte as old as the remains among which they were deposited. What are we to infer from these discoveries? That the human race is older than we are told it is by Moses! Not at all, according to our view of the subject. Let it be recollected that Cuvier inferred the antiquity of the remains, from the fact of their not being conne