The unreasonable

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MY attention has directed itself to a letter by Dr. Ingleby in your last number, containing two curious but inconsistent misrepresentations of my words, and therein something that, if the writer were not Dr. Ingleby, might be called an instructive instance of cynophatnism or doggimangerness—the behaviour of one who will neither understand a thing himself, nor allow other folk to understand it. As, however, the writer is Dr. Ingleby, I feel sure that a less cursory contemplation of the matter will modify his views.

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CLIFFORD, W. The unreasonable. Nature 7, 282 (1873) doi:10.1038/007282a0

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