Life and Matter: A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's "Riddle of the Universe", by Sir Oliver Lodge

Life and Matter: A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's "Riddle of the Universe", by Sir Oliver Lodge

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Life and Matter: A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's "Riddle of the Universe", by Sir Oliver Lodge

Life and Matter: A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's "Riddle of the Universe", by Sir Oliver Lodge

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In his recent Presidential Address before the British Association, at Cambridge, Mr. Balfour rather emphasised the existence and even the desirability of a barrier between Science and Philosophy, which recent advances have tended to minimise, though never to obliterate. He appeared to hint that it is best for scientific men not to attempt to philosophise, but to restrict themselves to their own domain; though, on the other hand, he did not appear to wish similarly to limit philosophers, by recommending that they should keep themselves unacquainted with scientific facts, and ignorant of the theories which weld those facts together. Indeed, in his own person, he is an example of the opposite procedure, for he himself frequently takes . . .

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