The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Ancient Regime by Charles Kingsley:|
a human spirit.
It is easy to call such a phenomenon absurd, improbable. It is
rather rational, probable, say certain to happen. Rational, I say;
for the reason of man tells him, and has always told him, that he is
a supernatural being, if by nature is meant that which is cognisable
by his five senses: that his coming into this world, his relation
to it, his exit from it--which are the three most important facts
about him--are supernatural, not to be explained by any deductions
from the impressions of his senses. And I make bold to say, that
the recent discoveries of physical science--notably those of
embryology--go only to justify that old and general belief of man.