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  Science-Teaching in Schools : Nature
THE claims of Physical Science, on a priori grounds, to a fair place in the course of school work, have been abundantly vindicated, and are, I suppose, established.
Of the necessity for teaching science to their boys many good schoolmasters are convinced; as regards the machinery by which it is to be taught, they mostly confess their ignorance, and cry aloud for guidance.
That all head-masters should have such knowledge is a fact which, if science is to be taught at all, trustees and governing bodies must come to recognise before long: meanwhile every school which teachers science thoroughly is training skilled teachers for a not distant generation.
www.nature.com /nature/about/first/science.html   (2134 words)

  
 1869 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar).
1866 1867 1868 - 1869 - 1870 1871 1872
You can find it there under the keyword 1869 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1869)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1869andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1869   (852 words)

  
 Science - Wikiquote
"...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
Appropriate abstraction is critical to progress in science." - Herman Shugart, in: Smith, Shugart and Woodward, eds, 1997.
"Science seems to me to teach in the highest and strongest manner the great truth which is embodied in the Christian conception of entire surrender to the will of God.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Science   (3159 words)

  
 ALA | Keeping Current in Science
Science permeates our lives: the human genome project, the space station, stem cell research, genetic engineering, radiation, diseases, and pollution.
One fun way to illustrate the pervasiveness of science in our lives is to pick current news stories and ask your students to find the science behind the news.
Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today’s Science covers all the topics that today’s students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.
www.ala.org /ala/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/kqweb/kqreviews/networth/v31n3.htm   (1031 words)

  
 XVII. Later Philosophy: Bibliography. Vol. 17. Later National Literature, Part II. The Cambridge History of English and ...
Applications of Metaphysical and Ethical Science to the Evidences of Religion.
Science of Nature and Science of Man. 1881.
In The Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences, edited by A. Ruge, 1913.
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 Star Wars Origins - Other Science Fiction Influences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Science fiction has arguably existed since the beginning of recorded history, but it was French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) who created and popularized the basic blueprint for the "fantastic gadget" story.
Interestingly, of all the larger-than-life heros in science fiction, the two who came closest to having really existed were Captain Kirk and Paul Atriedes, both fictionalized, heterosexual versions of famous gay military leaders (Lord Nelson and T.E. Lawrence).
Their mission was "the furtherance of science and its dissemination among the laymen of the world and the final betterment of humanity." In other words, a bunch of geeks seeking to "save a world that hates and fears us." Yep...
www.jitterbug.com /origins/general.html   (9499 words)

  
 John C. Merriam
Born in 1869 in Hopkinson, Iowa, John C. Merriam started his paleontological career in the usual way, collecting the fossils found near his home — specifically, Paleozoic invertebrates.
During this time, and especially after his retirement as president in 1938, his interests turned to the place of science in human thought and human values.
But Merriam was not interested so much in evolution itself as in the perspective that an understanding and appreciation of the natural world — whether based on science, art, or pure aesthetics — could bring to human life.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /history/merriam.html   (797 words)

  
 Science Netlinks: Resource
One of the preeminent museums in the world because of the breadth and depth of its collections, the AMNH opened in New York City in 1869, and has education as the central component of its mission.
A staff of more than 200 scientists, curators, educators, and administrators pursues a broad scientific agenda, investigating the origin and evolution of life on earth, the richness and variety of human culture, and the processes that shaped the planet and the universe.
There are profiles of all ten museum departments: astronomy, earth and planetary sciences, herpetology, mammalogy, ichthyology, ornithology, entomology, invertebrates, vertebrate paleontology, and anthropology (human culture and biology).
www.sciencenetlinks.com /resources_individual.cfm?DocID=14   (404 words)

  
 Strange Science: References and Acknowledgments
Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture.
Lindberg, David C. The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Richards, Robert J. The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe.
www.strangescience.net /stbib2.htm   (3033 words)

  
 Wellesley College Library - Environmental Horticulture
Science librarians can help you identify the most appropriate additional databases for searching, and help you reach a productive combination of terms.
Sciences: Documenting Sources (CBE) includes how to cite electronic journal articles and books, in addition to citing traditional print sources.
Science Library hours of operation (including Reference Desk hours) and a floor plan (Ground Floor includes Periodicals and Reference; Mezzanine has books).
www.wellesley.edu /Library/Research/Classes/bio-hort.html   (1906 words)

  
 The empty pipeline in computer science
Computer *science*, as others have pointed out, is a well-established rigorous academic discipline devoted to the study of computation.
However, saying that a computer *science* degree curriculum must be redesigned because it doesn't teach students the skills that today's employers demand sounds odd to me. A computer science degree was never intended as a purely vocational qualification, any more than a degree in physics, biology or chemistry would be.
Computer science, as any branch of science or engineering, always needs more bright, hardworking people, but it needs people who are dedicated and competent, not lured by the promise of high salaries.
chronicle.com /forums/index.php/topic,27687.msg375119.html#msg375119   (3062 words)

  
 The Sun's sizzling corona heats up
NASA Science News presents "Feature Stories", where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy an in-depth look at ongoing research (or sometimes a story that's just plain fun).
It wasn't until the 17th and 18th centuries that astronomers were certain that the corona surrounded the Sun and not the Moon.
The first hint that the corona might be really interesting surfaced during the total solar eclipse of August 7, 1869, which was visible from Alaska to North Carolina, when observers discovered a weak emission line in the green part of the spectrum of the corona.
science.nasa.gov /newhome/headlines/ast02sep99_1.htm   (2113 words)

  
 Quimby's Science of Happiness
The philosophy of Plato, who flourished four hundred years before Christ, was essentially one of idealism; and the same idealistic theory is found in different forms of expression set forth by leading thinkers of succeeding generations, notably by Spinoza, and by Bishop Berkeley, in the seventeenth cen­tury.
Mental Science in 1869, and this is the term still used by a large class of practitioners, Christian Science being the offshoot of Mental Science....
The unpublished parts of these writings, which constitute the greater part of the collection, including approximately two hundred and twenty-five thousand words, were mimeographed by this author in 1943 from the original manuscripts in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and donated to most of the public libraries in this country.
www.ppquimby.com /collie/collie.htm   (2106 words)

  
 ESA Science & Technology: Solar Eclipses Overview
This was shown later by Ramsey (in 1900) to come from an element then unknown on Earth and therefore given the name Helium - now measured as the second most abundant element in the Universe.
Coronal eclipse spectra taken in 1869 also showed mysterious green and yellow spectral lines first attributed to another unknown element given the name "Coronium".
It was only much later, after the development of quantum mechanics and the measurement of spark discharge spectra by Bowen Edlen (1939), that the physicist Grotrian was able to solve the mystery of the coronium.
sci.esa.int /science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=37889&fbodylongid=1783   (1280 words)

  
 Newton to Einstein
This class is about the development of the ideas and methods of physical science, and also about the relations of science to some of the most important events and processes of modern history.
Science has become immensely influential, but it is no less a product than a cause of historical change.
Hermann von Helmholtz, "On Goethe's Scientific Researches" (1853) and "On the Aim and Progress of Physical Science" (1869) in Helmholtz, Science and Culture, David Cahan, ed.
www.aip.org /history/syllabi/Voltaire.htm   (962 words)

  
 Introduction to Gary Westfahl's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture: Coming of Age in Fantasyland.
Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits.
Lexington, Kentucky: Paragon House/International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, 1999, 219–249.
www.sfsite.com /gary/ww-vita01.htm   (1396 words)

  
 Strange Science: Timeline
1720-René Réaumur submits a report to the Paris Academy of Sciences proposing that a brief Noachian flood cannot account for the thick sedimentary layers (composed largely of broken shells) underlying the region of Tours.
1723-Antoine de Jussieu addresses a paper to the Académie des Sciences suggesting that an ancient object, e.g., a stone tool, made of the same material and by the same process as those used by a modern population probably has the same function.
The embryos all come from the Doushantuo phosphorites in southern China, and all are estimated to be approximately 570 million years old, making them the oldest fossil embryos so far discovered.
www.strangescience.net /timeline.htm   (11851 words)

  
 Science in the 19th Century Periodical
At the same time, the division of the journal into separate disciplinary sections such as 'Science and Philosophy' and 'Classical and Modern Philology', as well as the stipulation that signed reviews should be by known experts in the particular field, nevertheless helped contribute to the increasingly specialized nature of academic research in this period.
While the Academy was divided into separate disciplinary departments, each of these sections was, in turn, sub-divided between one or two lengthy signed reviews, often written by eminent intellectual celebrities, and several columns of brief anonymous notes, abstracts and reports, which were generally compiled by younger, less well-known contributors.
Additionally, details of persons, institutions and publications mentioned in these scientific news-digests have been included in the Index only when they are either especially prominent in the particular item, or are relevant to issues and topics discussed elsewhere in the journal or to the wider scientific concerns of the period.
www.sciper.org /browse/AC_desc.html   (704 words)

  
 U-M Life Sciences Institute - Facilities - Labs - Xu - Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 101, 302-307.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 101, 13436-13441.
Liu, C. Xu, Z., and Kaufman, R. Structure and intermolecular interactions of the luminal dimerization domain of human IRE1 alpha.
www.lifesciences.umich.edu /institute/labs/xu/publications.html   (648 words)

  
 American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History was established in 1869 in a world very different from today's.
Even by the late 19th century, we did not have a firm knowledge of many of Earth's land regions and oceans, the diversity of cultures outside of western societies, and the essential history and organization of life on Earth.
Frost is interested in the evolutionary origin and diversification of reptiles and amphibians, as well as the underlying epistemological issues of knowledge claims in evolutionary biology.
www.amnh.org /science   (281 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
William S. Carter, medical college teacher and administrator, was born in Still Valley, Warren County, New Jersey, on April 11, 1869, the son of William and Ann (Stewart) Carter.
He left UTMB in 1922 to become a staff member of the Division of Medical Sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation, and in 1923 he was named associate director.
He was the author of Notes on Pathology and Bacteriology (with David Riesman, 1895) and Laboratory Exercises in Physiology (1916).
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/fcabm.html   (558 words)

  
 U-W - Women in Astronomy: A Comprehensive Bibliography (Science Reference Services, Library of Congress)
In her American women in science, 1950 to the present; a biographical dictionary.
In Notable women in the physical sciences, a biographical dictionary.
In Science in Ireland, 1800-1930; tradition and reform.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/womenastro/womenastro-uw.html   (893 words)

  
 Science/AAAS | Collections: Genetics
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 Helmholtz, Hermann von: Science and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A pioneer of physiology and physics, he was also deeply concerned with the implications of science for philosophy and culture.
Among the subjects discussed are the origins of the planetary system, the relation of natural science to science in general, the aims and progress of the physical sciences, the problems of perception, and academic freedom in German universities.
Science and Culture makes available again Helmholtz's eloquent arguments on the usefulness, benefits, and, intellectual pleasures of understanding the natural world.
www.press.uchicago.edu /cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/12907.ctl   (384 words)

  
 This Day in Science
On this day in 1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for the first voting machine.
Edison tried to sell his invention to state legislatures and the U.S. Congress for use during lawmaking sessions.
The voting machine was Edison's first patent, and he went on to receive hundreds more for his inventions.
www.sfscience.com /english/qtd/2000_2001/tds/6_1_2001.htm   (71 words)

  
 Periodic Table - Model Science Software
The modern periodic table, based on atomic number and electron configuration, was created primarily by a Russian chemist, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, and a German physicist, Julius Lothar Meyer, both working independently.
They both created similar periodic tables only a few months apart in 1869.
Mendeleev created the first periodic table based on atomic weight.
modelscience.com /periodictable.html   (571 words)

  
 Monthly Science
Fictional works can help us learn about science, and many sci-fi writers have been influential on real life science.
The first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus (commissioned in 1954) is named after Captain Nemo's sub in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (written in 1869).
The lushly illustrated story of a baby bat who ends up being raised by birds, and discovers that bats and birds have a few differences: it turns out that birds don't hang upside down.
www.sciencecenterct.org /education/monthly-science/nov04.htm   (674 words)

  
 Breakthrough of the Year -- Kennedy 310 (5756): 1869 -- Science
On the contrary; in the research community, it's been a great year for understanding how evolution works, through both experiment and theory.
One of my favorites is the European flcap, a species of warbler that spends the winter in two separate places but then reunites to breed, with birds selecting mates from those who shared the same wintering ground.
AAAS is collaborating with leading scientific organizations at the AAAS Annual Meeting (16 to 20 February 2006, St. Louis, MO) to give teachers a voice on the evolution issue and a way to tell the scientific community how best to support them.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/summary/310/5756/1869   (867 words)

  
 Learn more about 1869 in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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May 10 - Transcontinental Railroad completed at Promontory, Utah.
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 books about: 1869 (housebuilder eccentricity descendants)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The impact her Letters had on future travellers and the understanding of Egypt imparted was perhaps, regrettably, not as wide or as deep as one would wish, considering the...
Part of the reason is the author's style--consistently engaging without ever becoming weighed down...
The River Is Mine: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Exploration of the Green and Colorado Rivers and the Grand Canyon
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