Proceedings, Volume 41

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Page xxx - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 311 - ... has been with this tyrant of nature, the law of competition. And in so far as he has progressed at all he has done so by gaining, little by little, the mastery in this struggle. In the physical world he has accomplished this through invention from which have resulted the arts.
Page 33 - A single example of reasoning, in which symbols are employed in obedience to laws founded upon their interpretation, but without any sustained reference to that interpretation, the chain of demonstration conducting us through intermediate steps which are not interpretable to a final result which is interpretable, seems not only to establish the validity of the particular application, but to make known to us the general law manifested therein.
Page 29 - our astronomical observer" at a salary of £100 per annum, his duty being "forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 206 - Foster expresses substantially the same conception in defining living substance as "not a thing or body of a particular chemical composition, but matter undergoing a series of changes." These definitions fairly represent our present knowledge of vital activities. Metabolism, with its ' 'simultaneous and successive" phases of anabolic and katabolic transformations of matter and energy, is admitted to be an essential condition of life in all tissues and elements of the body. As living matter, the germ...
Page 35 - X r' • 6< = rr' -0 + 0'; in words, the length of the product is the product of the lengths, and the angle of the product is the sum of the angles. Now the principle of the permanence of equivalent forms does not help us to generalize this proposition for space. A plausible hypothesis likely to present itself at first is : Let <p denote the angle between the given plane and a fixed plane, is (r • 0 • <p) X (r' • 0' • y'} =rr' -0 + 0'- <p + y'J This is a question not of symbolism, but of...
Page xxxiii - Council shall meet on the day preceding each annual meeting of the Association, and arrange the programme for the first day of the sessions. The time and place of this first meeting shall be designated by the Permanent Secretary. Unless otherwise agreed upon, regular meetings of the Council...
Page 29 - Royal was established in 1765, the duty of the incumbent was declared to be " to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens, and the places of the Fixed Stars in order to find out the so much desired Longitude at Sea for the perfecting -the Art of Navigation.
Page 311 - ... for all forms that succeed in surviving. This is made clear by the fact that wherever competition is wholly removed, as through the agency of man in the interest of any one form, that form immediately begins to make great strides and soon outstrips all those that depend upon competition. Such has been the case with all the cereals and fruit trees...
Page 312 - ... which the latter was subjected to man. This method was that of the ambush and the snare. Its ruling principle was cunning. Its object was to deceive, circumvent, ensnare, and capture. Low animal cunning was succeeded by more refined kinds of cunning. The more important of these go by the names of business shrewdness, strategy, and diplomacy, none of which differ from ordinary cunning in anything but the degree of adroitness by which the victim is outwitted. In this way social life is completely...

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