This unshakable, irrefutable consciousness of freedom, uncontrolled by experiment
or argument, recognized by all thinkers and felt by everyone without exception, this consciousness without which no conception of man is possible constitutes the other side of the question.
You'll kill yourself with your stuffy old experiments.
Always keenly interested in biology, his almost unlimited means had permitted him to undertake, in secret, a series of daring experiments which had carried him so far in advance of the biologists of his day that he had, while others were still groping blindly for the secret of life, actually reproduced by chemical means the great phenomenon.
That is my experiment Will you help, Ben Weatherstaff?
If you keep doing it every day as regularly as soldiers go through drill we shall see what will happen and find out if the experiment succeeds.
It is also most instructive to compare--but I have not space here to enter on details--the evidence advanced by our best botanists on the question whether certain doubtful forms should be ranked as species or varieties, with the evidence from fertility adduced by different hybridisers, or by the same author, from experiments
made during different years.
Certainly I do; and your mistake has been in supposing that an experiment
which no few every-day married couples would be only too glad to try, was ever meant for two such love-birds as you.
In every other spot the fire must necessarily be oblique, which would seriously militate against the success of the experiment
Had they tried the experiment
of recovering the letter?
But these were mere trifles, and they assured their mother that the experiment
was working finely.
Drink, then," said the doctor, bowing: "I rejoice that I have so well selected the subjects of my experiment
But, as Uncle Alec's experiment
was intended to amuse the young folks, rather than suggest educational improvements for the consideration of the elders, she trusts that these shortcomings will be overlooked by the friends of the Eight Cousins, and she will try to make amends in a second volume, which shall attempt to show The Rose in Bloom.
At this point, and before Bell had begun to experiment
with his telegraph, the scene of the story shifts from Canada to Massachusetts.
I think myself bound to prove, in justice to both of us, that I am not asking you to try this experiment
in deference to any theory of my own devising.
As to what remains, I am now in a position to discern, as I think, with sufficient clearness what course must be taken to make the majority those experiments
which may conduce to this end: but I perceive likewise that they are such and so numerous, that neither my hands nor my income, though it were a thousand times larger than it is, would be sufficient for them all; so that according as henceforward I shall have the means of making more or fewer experiments
, I shall in the same proportion make greater or less progress in the knowledge of nature.