The Royal Society: Or, Science in the State and in the Schools

Methuen, 1906 - 131 頁

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第 61 頁 - The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things ' ; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
第 73 頁 - It is determined, we find, as a certain fraction of the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London.
第 80 頁 - When the war-drum throbs no longer, and the battle flags are furl'd, In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
第 114 頁 - Hence appear the many mistakes which have made learning generally so unpleasing and so unsuccessful ; first, we do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek, as might be learned otherwise easily and delightfully in one year...
第 23 頁 - The object of the scheme is, I understand, to bring scientific knowledge to bear practically upon our every-day industrial and commercial life, to break down the barrier between theory and practice, to effect a union between science and commerce...
第 19 頁 - As morning shows the day: be famous then By wisdom ; as thy empire must extend, So let extend thy mind o'er all the world In knowledge, all things in it comprehend. All knowledge is not couch'd in Moses...
第 3 頁 - Actions of the best Princes. For, to increase the Powers of all Mankind, and to free them from the bondage of Errors, is greater Glory than to enlarge Empire, or to put Chains on the necks of Conquer'd Nations.
第 87 頁 - The cause is deeper, it lies in the absence in the leaders of public opinion, and indeed throughout the more influential classes of society, of a sufficiently intelligent appreciation of the supreme importance of scientific knowledge and scientific methods in all industrial enterprises, and indeed in all national undertakings. The evidence of this grave state of the public mind is strikingly shown by the very small response that follows any appeal that is made for scientific objects in this country,...
第 82 頁 - Sickness up to this time form four parts of a separate publication giving evidence in support of the view that this deadly disease is caused by the entrance into the blood, and thence into the cerebrospinal fluid, of a species of Trypanosoma, and that these organisms are transmitted from the sick to the healthy by a kind of tsetse fly, and by it alone ; — Sleeping Sickness is, in short, a human tsetse fly disease.
第 86 頁 - The promotion of Natural Knowledge." The successive generations of Fellows have unsparingly contributed of their time to the introduction and promotion, whenever the opportunity was afforded them, of scientific knowledge and methods into the management of public concerns by Departments of the Government. The financial independence of the Royal Society, neither receiving, nor wishing to accept State aid for its own private purposes, has enabled the Society to give advice and assistance which, both...