On the Influence of Brain Power on History: An Address Delivered, Before the British Association for the Advancement of Science, at Southport on September 9th, 1903

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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1903 - 74 pages

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Page 13 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain ft more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 72 - To discover the exceptional man in every department of study whenever and wherever found, inside or outside of schools, and enable him to make the work for which he seems specially designed his life work.
Page 57 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the...
Page 44 - The movement in England to which I have referred began in 1872, when a society for the organisation of academical study was formed in connection with the inquiry into the revenues of Oxford and Cambridge, and there was a famous meeting at the Freemasons' Tavern, Mark Pattison being in the chair. Brodie, Rolleston, Carpenter, Burdon-Sanderson, were among the speakers, and the first resolution carried was, " That to have a class of men whose lives are devoted to research is a national object.
Page 14 - It is a struggle between organized species — nations— not between individuals or any class of individuals. It is, moreover, a struggle in which science and brains take the place of swords and sinews, on which depended the result of those conflicts which, up to the present, have determined the history and fate of nations. The school, the university, the laboratory and the workshop are the battlefields of this new warfare.
Page 57 - Not more than two complete townships to be given perpetually for the purposes of a University, to be laid off by the purchaser or purchasers, as near the center as may be, so that the same shall be of good land, to be applied to the intended object by the legislature of the State.
Page 49 - Haldane has recently reminded us that ' the weapons which science places in the hands of those who engage in great rivalries of commerce leave those who are without them, however brave, as badly off as were the dervishes of Omdurman against the maxims of Lord Kitchener.
Page 40 - But even more wonderful than these examples is the " intellectual effort " made by Japan, not after a war, but to prepare for one. The question is, Shall we wait for a disaster and then imitate Prussia and France ; or shall we follow Japan and thoroughly prepare by
Page 24 - I believe, the only organisation of any consequence which is without a charter, and which has not His Majesty the King as patron. The First Work of such an Organisation. I suppose it is my duty, after I have suggested the need of organisation, to tell you my personal opinion as to the matters where we suffer most in consequence of our lack of organisation at the present time. Our position as a nation, our success as merchants, are in peril chiefly — dealing with preventable causes — because of...
Page 42 - In 1851, when Prince Napoleon was President of the Republic, he sent for Dumas and some of his colleagues, and told them that during his stay in England, and afterwards in his study of the Great Exhibition of that year, he had found there a greater industrial development than in France, and more applications of science, adding that he wished to know how such a state of things could be at once remedied. The answer was that new applications depended upon new knowledge, and that therefore the most direct...

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