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Scientific Research


DURING the last century every branch of scientific research has undergone gigantic strides towards perfection Great credit is due, ay, even in greater proportions than is given, to those talented minds, who, although on every hand impeded by obstacles, have successfully overcome every difficulty, and solved problems which excite the wonder and admiration of the universe. Within the limits in which I am compelled to restrain myself, it will not be necessary to pursue my idea with elaborate detail; but if I generalise with sufficient skill, abler hands can take up the thread and unwind it to the extremes minutiæ.

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BIGGS, C. Scientific Research. Nature 2, 354–355 (1870).

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