It is not the first runnings of the stream of religious thinking which have given the world its theistic philosophies.
But no more is theism the first runnings of the stream of philosophy.
Cyclo-pentene, C 5 H 8, a liquid obtained by the action of alcoholic potash on iodo-cyclo-pentane, boils at 45° C. Cyclopentadiene, C. 1 H 6, is found in the first runnings from crude benzene distillations.
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