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The Needs of Our Education at the Present Day, with Special Reference to Science Teaching

    Naturevolume 100pages415416 (1918) | Download Citation

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    EARLY in the past year a work was published by a recently retired Ambassador which was understood in a special way to reflect the opinion of the Foreign Office. In this book he set forth the “necessary qualifications” for the diplomatic career, which in his opinion were “good birth, good breeding, good looks, and good health,” and went on to say:—“Science is not necessary. Geography beyond elementary notions is not of great value. The diplomatist will acquire what geographical knowledge he needs of the country to which he is appointed while residing at the post. Few men can know it in sufficient detail beforehand.”—

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