Report of the Annual Meeting
J. Murray., 1873
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Page lxxi - I can bear it; the die is cast; the book is written; to be read either now or by posterity, I care not which ; it may well wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.
Page lviii - That the gentlemen whose names are appended be requested to act as a Committee (with power to add to their number) for the purpose of carrying out the previous resolution and of reporting to an adjourned public meeting to be held during the second week in October next.
Page lxxxiv - But when Science, passing beyond its own limits, assumes to take the place of Theology, and sets up its own conception of the Order of Nature as a sufficient account of its Cause, it is invading a province of Thought to which it has no claim, and not unreasonably provokes the hostility of those who ought to be its best friends.
Page lxxxiv - ... phenomena of Nature, each to its own deity. These deities were invested with more than human power ; but they were also supposed capable of human passions, and subject to human capriciousness. As the uniformities of Nature came to be more distinctly recognized, some of these deities were invested with a dominant control, while others were supposed to be their subordinate ministers. A serene majesty was attributed to the greater gods who sit above the clouds, whilst their inferiors might " come...
Page xx - Committees for the several Sections before the beginning of the Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and that he should send it, together with the original Memoir, by book-post, on or before September 1, addressed thus — " General Secretaries, British...
Page lxxvii - Race at the time, and which have come to be so in virtue of its whole previous culture.— Who, for example, could refuse to the marvellous aptitude for perceiving the relations of Numbers, which displayed itself in the untutored boyhood of George Bidder and Zerah Colburn, the title of an Intuitive gift? But who, on the other hand, can believe that a Bidder or a Colburn could suddenly arise in a race of Savages who cannot count beyond five?
Page 285 - Inrinancc ;—Interim Report on the Gauging of Water by Triangular Notches ;—List of the British Marine Invertebrate Fauna. Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Lord Wrottesley's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.
Page xxi - Committee (vide p. xxiii), and will receive, on application to the Treasurer in the Reception Room, Tickets entitling them to attend its Meetings. The Committees will take into consideration any suggestions which may be offered by their Members for the advancement of Science. They are specially requested to review the recommendations adopted at preceding Meetings, as published in the volumes of the Association and the communications made to the Sections at this Meeting, for the purposes of selecting...
Page 277 - Pattinson, on some Galvanic Experiments to determine the Existence or Non-Existence of Electrical Currents among Stratified Rocks, particularly those of the Mountain Limestone formation, constituting the Lead Measures of Alston Moor ; — Sir D.
Page 41 - When a ray of light passes from one medium to another, it is refracted so that the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is equal to the ratio of the velocities in the two media.