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Page xxxii - Committees for the several Sections before the beginning of the Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several Communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and...
Page 13 - It is hardly necessary to add that anything which any insulated body or system of bodies can continue to furnish without limitation cannot possibly be a material substance ; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner in which heat was excited and communicated in these experiments except it be motion.
Page 457 - It is a place which wins the admiration of the young by its celebrity, kindles the affections of the middle-aged by its beauty, and rivets the fidelity of the old by its associations. It is a seat of wisdom, a light of the world, a minister of the faith, an Alma Mater of the rising generation.
Page 665 - Throughout this chapter and elsewhere I have spoken of selection as the paramount power, yet its action absolutely depends on what we in our ignorance call spontaneous or accidental variability. Let an architect be compelled to build an edifice with uncut stones, fallen from a precipice. The shape of each fragment may be called accidental; yet the shape of each has been determined by...
Page 241 - ... responsible for the administration of the household. A consideration of the household offices and their personnel, both superior and inferior, is of the utmost importance, and that consideration will lead naturally on to an appreciation of their place in and influence upon the administration of the kingdom. It is not necessary to make more than- a passing reference to the way in which in feudal states the officers of the king's household became great officers with a share in the government of...
Page xxxii - It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and that he should send it, together with the original Memoir, by book-post, on or before August 1 1, addressed thus : — " General Secretaries, British Association, 22 Albemarle Street, London, W.
Page xxix - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 462 - Special — The application of Mathematics and Science to specific industries. Machine Construction, Building Construction, Naval Architecture, Electrical Industries, Mining, Navigation, Agriculture, Horticulture, or any other industry the scientific principles underlying which admit of systematic exposition. Where the nature of the subject requires it, previous or concurrent study of (G) (a), or of the related branch of (E) or of (F) will be made a condition of taking any subject under (G) (b).
Page 14 - ... to decide the cause before it has been heard. We must therefore adhere to the standpoint adopted by most scientific men, viz., that the question of the existence of ultra-physical entities, such as atoms and the ether, is to be settled by the evidence, and must not be ruled out as inadmissible on a priori grounds. On the other hand, it is impossible to deny that, if the mere entry on the search for the concealed causes of physical phenomena is not a trespass on ground we have no right to explore,...