Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes
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Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes

By Charles Babbage
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"List of the members of the Royal Society, who have contributed to the Philosophical Transactions, or have been on the council": pp. [226]-228.

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  • REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE OF SCIENCE IN ENGLAND, AND ON SOME OF ITS CAUSES.
    • DEDICATION.
    • PREFACE.
  • REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE OF SCIENCE IN ENGLAND, AND ON SOME OF ITS CAUSES.
    • INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
    • CHAPTER I. ON THE RECIPROCAL INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.
    • CHAPTER II. OF THE INDUCEMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS TO CULTIVATE SCIENCE.
    • SECTION 1. PROFESSIONAL IMPULSES.
    • SECTION 2. OF NATIONAL ENCOURAGEMENT.
    • SECTION 3. Of Encouragement from Learned Societies.
    • CHAPTER III. GENERAL STATE OF LEARNED SOCIETIES IN ENGLAND.
    • CHAPTER IV. STATE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY IN PARTICULAR.
    • SECTION 1. MODE OF BECOMING A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
    • SECTION 2. OF THE PRESIDENCY AND VICE-PRESIDENCIES.
    • SECTION 3. OF THE SECRETARISHIPS.
    • SECTION 4. OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISERS.
    • SECTION 5. OF THE UNION OF SEVERAL OFFICES IN ONE PERSON.
    • SECTION 6. OF THE FUNDS OF THE SOCIETY.
    • SECTION 7. OF THE ROYAL MEDALS.
    • SECTION 8. OF THE COPLEY MEDALS.
    • SECTION 9. OF THE FAIRCHILD LECTURE.
    • SECTION 10. OF THE CROONIAN LECTURE.
    • SECTION 11. OF THE CAUSES OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
    • SECTION 12. OF THE PLAN FOR REFORMING THE SOCIETY.
    • CHAPTER V. OF OBSERVATIONS.
    • SECTION 1. OF MINUTE PRECISION.
    • SECTION 2. ON THE ART OF OBSERVING.
    • SECTION 3. ON THE FRAUDS OF OBSERVERS.
    • CHAPTER VI. SUGGESTIONS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE IN ENGLAND.
    • SECTION 1. OF THE NECESSITY THAT MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SHOULD
    • SECTION 2. OF BIENNIAL PRESIDENTS.
    • SECTION 3. OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE COLLEGES OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
    • SECTION 4. OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION ON THE ROYAL
    • SECTION 5. OF THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
    • SECTION 6. ORDER OF MERIT.
    • SECTION 7. OF THE UNION OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • APPENDIX, No. 1.
    • APPENDIX, No. 2.
    • APPENDIX, No. 3,
    • LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE
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