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ITS TRUE AIMS AND REQUIREMENTS
A SERIES OF ADDRESSES AND ARGUMENTS
THE CLAIMS OF SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION
PROFESSORS TYNDALL, DAUBENY, HENFREY, HUXLEY, PAGET,
WHEWELL, FARADAY, DRAPER, MASSON, DE MORGAN, OWEN ;
DR. SEGUIN, ETC.
EDWARD L. YOUMANS, M.D.
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THE importance of giving a larger space to scientific studies in our educational courses is being, year by year, more felt and acknowledged. Deeper than questions of coal-supply or political reform is the question-What kind of culture shall the growing mind of the nation have? A conviction of this truth has led many of our most eminent thinkers to criticise the prevailing educational system, and to urge the claims of the various sciences to increasing consideration. Their opinions have generally been expressed in the form of lectures, essays, and incidental arguments. which are not convenient of access. A belief that it would be a useful service to collect the most important of these contributions in a permanent form, has led to the preparation of the present volume.
All the discussions contained in it, except that on the “Scientific Study of Human Nature," have been published before; but most of them are out of print. Of the twenty-eight papers which make up the book, sixthose of Tyndall, Daubeny, Paget, Hodgson, Faraday, and Whewell—were delivered, as parts of a course of Lectures, before the Royal Institution, and were published by Mr. Parker; but the edition quickly disap