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Page xxv - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page xxiv - Science," for the purpose of receiving, purchasing, holding and conveying real and personal property, which it now is, or hereafter may be, possessed of, wittt all the powers and privileges, and subject to the restrictions, duties and liabilities set forth in the general laws which now or hereafter may be in force and applicable to such corporations. SECTION 2. Said corporation may have and hold by purchase, grant, gift or otherwise, real estate not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value,...
Page 14 - ... it has been stated that I attribute the modification of species exclusively to natural selection, I may be permitted to remark that in the first edition of this work, and subsequently, I placed in a most conspicuous position— namely, at the close of the Introduction the following words: "I am convinced that natural selection has been the main but not the exclusive means of modification.
Page 35 - Prof. Alexander Graham Bell ln has presented a memoir to the National Academy on the " Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race...
Page 9 - The action of physical changes takes effect upon the irritable organism, which necessarily responds to external stimulants by an internal reaction or effort. This action from within upon the parts of the organism modifies their hereditary forms by the production of new growths or changes which are, therefore, adapted to the conditions of the habitat or the physical agents and forces from which they directly or indirectly originate ;" or, slightly changing this interpretation in accordance with the...
Page 36 - Protestant pastors saying that had they been priests of another religion leading celibate lives these men would not have been born. It is considered an intrusion into matters which do not concern science when such inquiries are made, but the scientist has very deeply at heart the intellectual and moral welfare of the community. If the cause of degradation and ignorance, of poverty, of contagious disease, or of any of the miseries which make a nation wretched can be pointed out by scientific methods,...
Page 20 - The largest species of a group (genus, sub-family, or family, as the case may be) are found when the group to which they Severally belong reaches its highest development, or when it has what may be termed its centre of distribution. 3. The most typical or most generalized representatives of a group are found also near the centre of distribution, outlying forms being generally more or less aberrant or specialized.
Page xxviii - ... day preceding each annual meeting of the Association, and arrange the programme for the first day of the sessions. The time and place of this first meeting shall be designated by the Permanent Secretary. Unless otherwise agreed upon, regular meetings of the Council...
Page 264 - ... for a very long time. We must then observe that the Internal tubercle of the superior triangle has been pushed continually forwards and been reduced to a very small size. Why should this occur? Why should not the corresponding tubercles of the inner side of the lower crown have been pushed backward, since action and reaction are equal. The reason is clear: the superior tubercle is supported by but one root, while the resistant portion of the inferior crown is supported by two, thus offering twice...