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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 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 xvii 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 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 87 頁 - Society, which commands not only the confidence of the scientific world, but also of Parliament." In the past the Royal Society has been not infrequently greatly hampered in giving its advice, by the knowledge that the funds absolutely needed for the carrying out of the matters in question in accordance with our present scientific knowledge would not be forthcoming. Though I am now speaking on my own responsibility, I am sure that the Society is with me if I say that the expenditure by the Government...
第 87 頁 - In my opinion, the scientific deadness of the nation is mainly due to the too exclusively mediieval and classical methods of our higher public schools, and can only be slowly removed by making in future the teaching of Science, not from text-books for passing an examination, but, as far as may be possible, from the study of the phenomena of Nature by direct observation and experiment, an...
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...

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