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Nature volume 49, page 198 | Download Citation



I HAD hoped that after disavowing the unpleasant interpretation which had been put upon his first letter, Dr. Armstrong would have done me the honour, and himself the justice, of indicating precisely where he disagreed with my scientific arguments. Instead of doing so, he has imputed to me a sensitiveness to criticism so excessive that he feels it best to retire from the controversy with a mere statement that our standpoints are different. I must leave it to the readers of NATURE to judge whether Dr. Armstrong has any longer the right to claim a standpoint.

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