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Science and Manufactures

    Abstract

    THE occurrence in one week of meetings held by the Iron and Steel Institute, and by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, seems to offer a fitting occasion for further remarks on the connection between science and art, between practical construction and theoretical investigation. A few months ago, in an article on the same subject, it was pointed out how these two branches of knowledge were found to work in harmony for the ends of each—science instructing art, art supporting and ministering to science; and this truth was illustrated by a variety of examples. Others which have occurred since that time may be touched upon before we conclude. At this moment we are anxious to insist once more on the need which exists to draw this union between art and science closer than it has ever been drawn before, and to remove all obstacles which may stand in the way of its fullest realisation.

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