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  • Walter W. Ballew III, the attorney for the homeowners' association, cited a Texas appellate court decision in arguing that the doctrine means that a "landowner cannot be liable for the acts of animals ferae naturae, that is indigenous wild animals, occurring on his or her property unless the landowner has actually reduced the wild animals to possession or control, or introduced a non-indigenous animal to the area."

    News - latimes.com

  • 'naturae' cujus aequivocatione Manichaei abutentes, errorem suum occultant, multosque simplices homines in errorem inducunt.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • The American system (at least after 1860) was far better in that it followed the same principle as traditional libertarian ferae naturae: whoever got on the land first and worked it would wind up owning it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Venezuela

  • -- De principiis naturae (On the Principles of Nature) ch. 2, sec. 12

    January 28th, 2009

  • On my property exam I spotted all of these crazy, but small issues, such as animus revertendi and ferae naturae.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Common Law School Exam Mistake

  • This was expressed most concretely in the concept of the scala naturae, the scale of perfection (Lovejoy 1936).

    Against Darwinism

  • The symptoms that a person experiences are a part of the body's innate wisdom, commonly referred to as "vis mediatrix naturae" (the healing power of nature).

    Dana Ullman: Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

  • The esoteric sides of all the major religions recognize that the individual consciousness is subsumed and nourished by an infinite, absolute, divine, or cosmic source, and is ultimately one with it -- the scala naturae or the Great Chain of Being.

    Dr. Larry Dossey: Does Technology Reveal a Hidden Imperative Toward Empathy?

  • The American system at least after 1860 was far better in that it followed the same principle as traditional libertarian ferae naturae: whoever got on the land first and worked it would wind up owning it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Venezuela

  • For Aristotle and his later Thomistic followers in medieval Christendom all things exist in a hierarchical scala naturae, or “ladder of nature,” beginning with inanimate matter and proceeding through plants, animals, humans, and ultimately the “unmoved mover” that gives all objects their purpose.

    What Do Boys and Girls Draw? » Sociological Images

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