Nature, Volume 70

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1904 - Science
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Page 116 - With this purpose in view it will be the aim of the school to train the children carefully in habits of observation and clear reasoning, so that they may gain an intelligent acquaintance with some of the facts and laws of nature...
Page 33 - Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Page 199 - Old things have passed away, and behold ; all things have become new.
Page 75 - The view which I am so bold as to put forth considers, therefore, radiation as a high species of vibration in the lines of force which are known to connect particles and also masses of matter together. It endeavours to dismiss the aether, but not the vibrations.
Page 82 - The improvement of our stock seems to me one of the highest objects that we can reasonably attempt. We are ignorant of the ultimate destinies of humanity, but feel perfectly sure that it is as noble a work to raise its level in the sense already explained, as it would be disgraceful to abase it.
Page xxviii - Managers upon the qualifications of all candidates whose names are sent in to him. The Professor of Pathology shall at the same time nominate one of the candidates as the person best qualified, in his opinion, for election, and the Managers shall either elect the person so nominated, or such other of the candidates as the three Managers may unanimously agree to elect.
Page 234 - ... The present volume contains a very exhaustive " Report on the Climate and Weather of Baltimore and Vicinity," and represents the results of many years' study of the Baltimore region. It is doubtful if the weather of any district has been so thoroughly studied as this region has been by Dr. Fassig. The Report is divided into two parts. The first deals with the average and extreme values of the meteorological elements recorded in the city of Baltimore. The discussion is based upon observations...
Page 76 - Edinburgh, this feeling found vent in these expressive words : — " Of all the changes which have befallen Scottish science during the last half century, that which I most deeply deplore, and, at the same time, wonder at, is the progressive decay of our once illustrious Geological School.
Page 135 - Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, read at the Annual Visitation of the Royal Observatory, 1860, June 2; and Address of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 1860, May 12.
Page 82 - The course of procedure that lies within the functions of a learned and active Society such as the Sociological may become, would be somewhat as follows : — 1. Dissemination of a knowledge of the laws of heredity so far as they are surely known, and promotion of their farther study. Few seem to be aware how greatly the knowledge of what may be termed the actuarial side of heredity has advanced in recent years.

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