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Flame

Nature volume 49, pages 149150 | Download Citation

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I TRUST that, in common with other readers of NATURE, I feel duly chastened by the homily which Dr. Armstrong has addressed to you on the subject of my lecture on “Flame.” It is perhaps well that we should be warned from time to time against the sin of dogmatising. The only objection I have to the process is that I should be singled out as a sinner without some good reason being given for the selection. I am charged with forgetting that certain alleged facts “are but phenomena interpreted by our own limited intelligence,” and yet I actually wound up my lecture with a quotation from Carlyle, intended to emphasise that very point. If Dr. Armstrong had said that this was an “appeal to the gallery,” I should not have complained.

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