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by Charles Babbage

  • ISBN: 0576291633
  • Category: History
  • Author: Charles Babbage
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gregg (1969)
  • Pages: 228 pages
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His Reflections on the Decline of Science and some of its Causes (1830) stands out, however . written, by Gerrit Moll, as On the Alleged Decline of Science in England (1831)

His Reflections on the Decline of Science and some of its Causes (1830) stands out, however, for its sharp attacks. written, by Gerrit Moll, as On the Alleged Decline of Science in England (1831). On the front of the Royal Society Babbage had no impact, with the bland election of the Duke of Sussex to succeed Gilbert the same year The Mechanics' Magazine in 1831 identified as Declinarians the followers of Babbage.

Author: Charles Babbage. Release Date: August 16, 2008 Last Updated: January 25, 2013. Character set encoding: ASCII . Start of this project gutenberg ebook decline of science in england . Produced by An Anonymous Volunteer, and David Widger. With such authorities, I need not apprehend much doubt as to the fact of the decline of science in England: how far I may have pointed out some of its causes, must be left to others to decide. Many attacks have lately been made on the conduct of various scientific bodies, and of their officers, and severe criticism has been lavished upon some of their productions.

277 - England," in which science in this country has been represented as being in a lamentable state of decline

277 - England," in which science in this country has been represented as being in a lamentable state of decline. I am desirous," says Mr. Faraday, " of placing my friend's reasons before the public, not merely because no one can judge correctly who has heard but one side of a question, but also as a great literary curiosity ; for all must allow, that it is an extraordinary circumstance for English On the Alleged Decline oí Science in England tract, not by the observation of quantities inappreciable to any but the acutest senses, but by placing Nature in such circumstances, that she is forced to record her minutest variations on so magnified a scale, that a. .

DORSET STREET, MANCHESTER SQUARE, 29th April, 1830. Of the causes which have induced me to print this volume I have little to say; my own opinion is, that it will ultimately do some service to science, and without that belief I would not have undertaken so thankless a task.

Exposing the absence of a true scientific culture, he states, 'The pursuit of science does not, in England, constitute a distinct profession, as it does in other countries.

The mathematician Charles Babbage (1791–1871) was one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century. In this influential 1830 publication, he criticises the continued failure of government to support science and scientists. In addition, he identifies the weaknesses of the then existing scientific societies, saving his most caustic remarks for the Royal Society. Exposing the absence of a true scientific culture, he states, 'The pursuit of science does not, in England, constitute a distinct profession, as it does in other countries. These concerns found favour with many, influencing reforms of the Royal Society and leading to the founding of the British Association.

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Reflections on the decline of science in england, and on some of its causes. DORSET STREET, MANCHESTER SQUARE, 29th April, 1830. That it is too true not to make enemies, is an opinion in which I concur with several of my friends, although I should hope that what I have written will not give just reason for the permanence of such feelings.

With such authorities, I need not apprehend much doubt as to the fact of the decline of science in England: how far I may have pointed out some of its causes, must be left to others to decide

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