Scientific Culture


    THIS is altogether an admirable address, characterised by real eloquence and by clearness and decision of view as to the place which science ought to occupy in any system of education. Most of Prof. Cooke's audience were teachers by profession, attending Harvard University mainly to become acquainted with the experimental methods of teaching physical science. We commend the address not only to scientific students and teachers of science, but to all who take an interest in education, and to all students who desire a clear statement as to what, in the not distant future, will be regarded as the only liberal education, an education in which science will be allotted a place of at least equal importance with that of literature. What Mr. Cooke's views are on certain matters which have for long been discussed in this journal, may be learned from the following extracts. On the place which Science ought to occupy in education, he says:—

    Scientific Culture.

    By Josiah P. Cooke Jun., Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy in Harvard College (U.S.). (London: H. S. King and Co., 1876.)

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