Another Great Scandal
Societies, Language, Mathematics, Morality, Biology
The author's opinion of mathematics as a 'steady and decorous science' has been 'completely shaken' by the title of one of the papers given at the recent British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting—'On Conic Osculation' (a version of which was published as Newman 1870). Suggests that this implies intimate relations between geometrical figures. Also suggests that another paper presented to the association ('On Initial Life'; a version of which was published as Wake 1870) refers to 'those strange advertisements which head the second column of the Times'.
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