Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington, Volumes 4-7
co-operation of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881
Vols. 6-12 include the Proceedings of the society's Mathematical Section, 1883-1892.
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Abstract action annual April Army Medical Museum Army Signal Office audible biotic bodies Chair chemical CLEVELAND ABBE Coast and Geodetic Committee communication condition deaf Democritus diaphragm distance effect election ELLIOTT energy equal equations experiments fact FARQUHAR feet flora fog-signal force G. K. GILBERT Geodetic Survey Office Geological Survey glacier heat Henry hypothesis intermittent beam Island June lamp-black language Le Droit Park light Little Gull longitude mass mathematical matter mean Medical meeting Messrs metaphysical method miles molecular molecules motion nature névé observed obtained orbit organs Otis paper particles phenomena PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY photophone physical plants present President probable produced Prof protoplasm remarks scientific Secretary selenium Smithsonian Smithsonian Institution SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON sound species spectrum substance surface Surgeon Surgical temperature theory tion ultra-red velocity vibration W. H. DALL William wind
Page xxiv - All these things considered [that is, the chemical facts he had just recited], it seems probable to me that God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, movable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties and in such proportion to space as most conduced to the end for which He formed them...
Page 157 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page xxiv - And therefore that Nature may be lasting, the Changes of corporeal Things are to be placed only in the various Separations and new Associations and Motions of these permanent Particles...
Page 128 - Behring's straits on the parallel of sixty-five degrees thirty minutes north latitude, at its intersection by the meridian which passes midway between the islands of Krusenstern or Ignalook, and the island of Ratmanoff, or Noonarbook, and proceeds due north, without limitation, into the same Frozen Ocean.
Page 89 - Washington, at such time as he may see fit to designate, for the purpose of fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the globe...
Page xxvi - While the particles continue entire, they may compose bodies of one and the same nature and texture in all ages; but should they wear away or break in pieces, the nature of things depending on them would be changed.
Page xxxviii - Chemical analysis and synthesis go no farther than to the separation of particles one from another, and to their reunion. No new creation or destruction of matter is within the reach of chemical agency. We might as well attempt to introduce a new planet into the solar system, or to annihilate one already in existence, as to create or destroy a particle of hydrogen. All the changes we can produce, consist in separating particles that are in a state of cohesion or combination, and joining those that...
Page 128 - Straits on the parallel of sixty-five degrees thirty minutes north latitude, at its intersection by the meridian which passes midway between the islands of Krusenstern or Ignalook, and the island of Ratmanoff, or Noonarbook, and proceeds due north without limitation, into the same Frozen Ocean. The same western limit, beginning at the same initial point, proceeds thence in a course nearly southwest, through...
Page xxxviii - Many who hold the evolution hypothesis would probably assent to the position that at the present moment all our philosophy, all our poetry, all our science, all our art — Plato, Shakespeare Newton, and Raphael — are potential in the fires of the sun...
Page 159 - Of Law, there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice, the harmony of the world...