There was no way to defend her moral objections without seeding doubt in his mind.
Still, her objections to adoption went beyond the custody issue.
At this point Gassendi arrested Descartes and addressed his objections to him as pure intelligence, - O mens!
Apart from the weighty objections that the Edomites would have frustrated such a recrudescence of the remnant Jews as has been described, it must be remembered that the main stream of Jewish life and thought had been diverted to Babylon.
The place of Mersenne as his Parisian representative was in the main taken by Claude Clerselier (the Frenchtranslator of the Objections and Responses), whom he had become acquainted with in Paris.