William Whewell Quote

The tendency of the sciences has long been an increasing proclivity of separation and dismemberment. The mathematician turns away from the chemist; the chemist from the naturalist; between the mathematician and the chemist is to be interpolated a "physician" (we have no English name for him), who studies heat, moisture and the like.


Quarterly Review, Volume 51, 1834 (p. 59)

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The tendency of the sciences has long been an increasing proclivity of separation and dismemberment. The mathematician turns away from the chemist;...

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The tendency of the sciences has long been an increasing proclivity of separation and dismemberment. The mathematician turns away from the chemist;...

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The tendency of the sciences has long been an increasing proclivity of separation and dismemberment. The mathematician turns away from the chemist;...

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The tendency of the sciences has long been an increasing proclivity of separation and dismemberment. The mathematician turns away from the chemist;...