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" Of Man's great Ignorance of the Uses of Natural Things ; or that there is no one thing in Nature whereof the uses to human life are yet thoroughly understood " — a saying which is still as true now as when it was written. "
Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science - Page 327
1862
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A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy

John Frederick William Herschel - 1831 - 310 pages
...occur but for some such casual notice. Boyle has entitled one of his essays thus remarkably, — " Of Man's great Ignorance of the Uses of natural Things...or that there is no one Thing in Nature whereof the Uses to human Life are yet thoroughly understood."* The whole history of the arts since Boyle's time...
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Education Reform, Volume 1

Sir Thomas Wyse, Wyse - 1836 - 553 pages
...way, to their treasures and applications ? « " Boyle entitled one of his Essays thus remarkably, ' Of Man's great Ignorance of the Uses of Natural Things...that there is no one Thing in Nature, whereof the Uses to Human Life are yet thoroughly understood.' The whole history of the arts since Boyle's time...
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Mores Catholici: Or, Ages of Faith ...

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1837 - 590 pages
...dispelled and her modesty preserved. Boyle has entitled one of his essays thus remarkably — " of man's great ignorance of the uses of natural things;...or that there is no one thing in nature whereof the uses to human life are yet thoroughly understood," yet the garrulous men whom Pindar compares to crows,...
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The Doctrine of Changes as Applicable Both to the Institutions of Social ...

Thomas Wright (of Borthwick, Scotland.) - 1844 - 572 pages
...occur but for some such casual notice. Boyle has entitled one of his essays thus remarkably — ' Of man's great ignorance of the uses of natural things,...or that there is no one thing in nature whereof the uses to human life are yet thoroughly understood.' The whole history of the arts since Boyle's time...
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Records of the School of Mines and of Science Applied to ..., Volume 1, Part 1

Royal School of Mines (Great Britain) - 1852
...their first announcement. Boyle knew that he wrote an imperishable truth when he titled his Essay " Man's great ignorance of the uses of Natural Things...or, that there is no one thing in Nature whereof the uses to Human Life are yet thoroughly understood." This truth of the seventeenth century is no less...
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Records of the School of Mines and of Science Applied to ..., Volume 1, Part 1

Royal School of Mines (Great Britain) - 1852 - 164 pages
...their first announcement. Boyle knew that he wrote an imperishable truth when he titled his Essay " Man's great ignorance of the uses of Natural Things...or, that there is no one thing in Nature whereof the uses to Human Life are yet thoroughly understood." This truth of the seventeenth century is no less...
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Handbook of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Margaret Fison - 1859 - 242 pages
...and experiments. When Boyle, in the seventeenth century, entitled his Essay, " Man's great Ignorance of Natural Things, or that there is no one thing in Nature whereof the Uses to Human Life are yet thoroughly Understood," he enunciated a truth, which we, of the nineteenth...
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The dew-drop and the mist; or, An account of the nature, properties, dangers ...

Charles Tomlinson - 1860 - 374 pages
...had been anticipated in his observations by the Hon. Robert Boyle, in his Essay entitled " Of men's great ignorance of the uses of natural things ; or, that there is scarce any one thing in nature whereof the uses to human life are yet thoroughly understood." After...
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All the Year Round, Volume 5

1861 - 634 pages
...of notice, and it is to these that we now wish to direct attention. One is entitled "Essays on men's great ignorance of the uses of natural things ; or, that there is scarce any one thing in nature whereof the uses to human life are yet thoroughly understood." It may...
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The Bromley Record and Monthly Advertiser, Volume 1, Issue 48

1865 - 896 pages
...offices of lecturers on scientific subjects. Boyle entitled one of his essays thus remarkably : — " Of Man's great Ignorance of the Uses of natural Things...or that there is no one Thing in Nature whereof the Uses to human Life we yet thoroughly understand." An eminent recent scientific writer observes, " The...
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