We have frequently treated of Discrete Degrees, on account of the importance of this subject in understanding Creation and all the deeper subjects of philosophy. In Le Conte's "Evolution and its Relation to Religious Thought,"we find a very clear and rational presentation of the distinct nature of two degrees, the natural and spiritual, or what is the same of the difference between mind and matter, and we here give extracts from the chapter on the *' Relation of Man to Nature/' that our readers may have before them this author's views of the essential difference between mind and matter. He says : " From the psychical point of view it is simply impossible to exaggerate the wideness of the gap that separates man from even the highest animals.
89. Particle of the sixth kind. The matter of the second kind acts in the fifth particles in the same manner as in the first particles, and urges them into a surface, and so forms a new particle, which is called the particle of the sixth kind.