Geological Magazine

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Henry Woodward
Cambridge University Press, 1904 - Geology
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Page 369 - ... individuals. Third. To consider the mutual bearings of the various scientific conclusions arrived at in the several distinct branches into which Science is now divided, in order to get rid of contradictions and conflicting hypotheses, and thus promote the real advancement of true science ; and to examine and discuss all supposed scientific results with reference to final causes, and the more comprehensive and fundamental principles of Philosophy proper, based upon faith in the existence of one...
Page 369 - Men of Science and Authors* who have already been engaged in such investigations, and all others who may be interested in them, in order to strengthen their efforts by association, and by bringing together the results of such labours, after full discussion, in the printed Transactions of an Institution ; to give greater force and influence to proofs and arguments which might be little known, or even disregarded, if put forward merely by individuals.
Page 143 - He was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1870, and in 1878 was created a CMG through the recommendation of Sir John Glover, then Governor of Newfoundland.
Page 369 - First. — To investigate fully and impartially the most important questions of Philosophy and Science, but more especially those that bear upon the great truths revealed in Holy Scripture, with the view of reconciling any apparent discrepancies between Christianity and Science.
Page 437 - There were three prominent hopes,' he writes, ' which possessed my heart in the earliest days of my Professorship. First, that I might be enabled to bring together a Collection worthy of the University, and illustrative of all the departments of the Science it was my duty to study and to teach. Secondly, that a Geological Museum might be built by the University, amply capable of containing its future Collections; and lastly, that I might bring together a Class of Students who would listen to my teaching,...
Page 284 - ... essential importance, that, whatever situation be selected for them, they should be concentrated in one national settlement, where particular attention should be bestowed to keep them distinct and separate, and where their peculiar and characteristic manners should be carefully encouraged. It is much to be regretted, that so little attention has been paid to this principle, not only with respect to the Highlanders, but also the Dutch and Germans, who, in some parts, form a considerable proportion...
Page 558 - European palaeontologists, are, to a large extent, directly or indirectly due to Hatcher's energy and skill, and to the large-minded help and advice as to methods and localities which were always at the service of anyone who chose to ask for them.
Page 137 - ... the physical changes attending the close of the Oligocene were at first slow, allowing a certain element of transition to appear in the Oak Grove or uppermost Oligocene fauna. At the last they appear to have been sudden, at least the change in the fauna on the Gulf coast was absolute and complete. The change was not only in the species and prevalent genera of the fauna, but a change from a subtropical to a cool temperate association of animals. Previously, since the...
Page 9 - The most remarkable circumstance, however, connected with this fossilized tree, is the manner in which the outer layers of wood, when exposed by the removal of the bark, separate into the ultimate fibres of which it is composed, forming an amianthus-like mass on the ventricle of the stump in one. place, and covering the ground with a white powder, commonly called here native pounce. The examination of a single concentric layer from this part shows that it may be detached from the contiguous layers...
Page 558 - Professor WB Scott, in the columns of Science, says : ' ' Hatcher may be said to have fairly revolutionized the methods of collecting vertebrate fossils, a work which before his time had been almost wholly in the hands of untrained and unskilful men, but which he converted into a fine art.

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