ORIGIN OF TASTE FOR SCIENCE'.
Preliminary-Extracts at length-Analysis ; Innate tastesFortunate accidents-Indirect motives or opportunitiesProfessional duties-Encouragement at home-Influence and encouragement of friends-Influence and encourage ment of tutors-Travel in distant parts-Unclassed residuum-Summary-Partial failures.
WHAT were the motives that first induced the men on my list to occupy themselves with science ?
A question such as this may seem hard to answer, except in very general terms. Those who are but little versed in statistics may be daunted by reflecting on the infinite diversity of characters and antecedents ; while those who are, will be less easily discouraged. Reiterated