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Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 52. British Association for Science

Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 52
Author: British Association for Science
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781236232595
File Name: Report.of.the.Annual.Meeting.Volume.52.pdf
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: When the facts which appear to conflict with theory are well-defined and lend themselves easily to experiment and repetition, there ought to be no great delav in arriving at a judgment. Either the theory is upset, or the observations, if not altogether faulty, are found susceptible of another interpretation. The difficulty is greatest when the necessary conditions are uncertain, and their fulfilment rare and uncontrollable. In many such cases an attitude of reserve, in expectation of further evidence, is the only wise one. Premature judgments err perhaps as much on one Bide as on the other. Certainly in the past many extraordinary observations have met with an excessive incredulity. I may instance the fire-halls which sometimes occur during violent thunderstorms. When the telephone was first invented, the early reports of its performances were discredited by many on quite insufficient grounds. It would be interesting, but too difficult and delicate a task, to enumerate and examine the various important questions which remain still undecided from the opposition of direct and indirect evidence. Merely as illustrations I will mention one or two in which I happen to have been interested. It has been sought to remedy the inconvenience caused by excessive reverberation of sound in cathedrals and other large unfurnished buildings by stretching wires overhead from one wall to another. In some cases no difference has been perceived, but in others it is thought that advantage has been gained. From a theoretical point of view it is difficult to believe that the wires could be of service. It is known that the vibrations of a wire do not communicate themselves in any appreciable degree directly to the air, but require the intervention of a sounding-board, from w...

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