Science: Stimulation, Exertion

In 1831, a few months before the first meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, David Brewster wrote to John Phillips: "The principal object of the Society would be to make the cultivators of science acquainted with each other, to stimulate one another to new exertions, and to bring the objects of science more before the public eye, and to take measures for advancing its interests and accelerating its progress."

Last week in Nottingham, Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton, D. Sc., LL. D., F. R. S., distinguished zoology professor at Oxford, this...

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