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Physical Science in Schools

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THE passages from Mr. Wilson's essay of 1867 and his letter of 1876 appeared to me in contradiction on the value of science in developing the power of reasoning and of language, since in his letter Mr. Wilson says that science should not be taught to boys till they have attained a certain power of reasoning and language as shown by their attainments in geometry and Latin; and in his Essay he speaks of science as supplying the want of clearness and certitude better than arithmetic or geometry, and again, as of all processes of reasoning the exhaustive illustration; and I wished to know whether Mr. Wilson had altered his opinion in the last ten years on this point.

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