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003 The mean 28 digits accurate Africa agree Altar apparently Armenia Asia Minor Assyrian Babylonian Bincombe church civilisation connected countries cromlech cross lines cubit rods deduced derived dimensions divided decimally duodecimally earthworks Egyptian cubit Egyptian digits England English Eoustam Etruria evidence examples farther feet give given Glostershire Greece group of digits identical inches inductive examination instances Italy Jeezeh Karnak Knidos length line ending Lycian Lycian tomb Maiden Newton marked Mean unit mean value mediaeval method metrology monolith monuments multiples Nilometer Nimroud number of buildings number of observations number of units obtained Olympic cubit Olympic foot Oppert orguia original Parthenon Pelasgic perhaps Persia probable error Pyramid Pythic foot ratios remains Roman foot Romano-British Royal Persian cubit sarcophagus Sardinia Saxon seems simple numbers spaces standard suklu rabtu Syria tablet temple Texier's theatre Thebes tion tiples unit occurs unit of measure units found variations weighted
Page 8 - ... false persuasion of knowledge' which prevents search in other directions . . . There is something seductive in the precision of ... statements and the unhesitating confidence with which only one side of a question is presented. The reader is easily led captive by a writer who has no hesitation. Add to this the many difficulties which stand in the way of controlling by experiment the experimental data, and the indisposition of most men to undertake the labour of verification, and we may see that...
Page 149 - Christian Irish unit to this. The close similarity of the Phoenician unit to a principal unit of pre-historic British remains, and also to the Polynesian unit. The identity of the Pelasgic with the Etrurio-Roman foot. The continuance of the RomanoBritish units into mediaeval times, the resemblances being generally exact, and far within the probable errors. Also the similar continuance of the classical units into the Mohammedan times in Turkey and Persia.
Page 8 - The reader is easily led captive by a writer who has no hesitation;" but this stolen consent is an agreement that snaps with .the first shock; whereas, when difficulties and uncertainties have been faced from the beginning, they are not reckoned at more than their true value.
Page 2 - the process of collecting general truths from the examination of particular facts.
Page 3 - The historical sciences seem to pass through two stages in the course of their development — the literary and the monumental — the deductive and the inductive.