Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

192 
ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE. 
CHAT. 
Statistics.—1 >at most out of 6. (2) My 
interest in science was due to my having been 
officially employed in a statistical inquiry. [It 
is with much hesitation that I consent to enter 
this as a case of “not innate.”] 
SUMMARY OF RESULTS AS TO INNATE TASTES. 
Total 
cases. 
Decidedly 
innate. 
Decidedly 
not 
innate. 
Doubtful. 
Physics and Mathematics . 
20 
12 
i 
7 
Chemistry and Mineralogy . 
11 
5 
i 
5 
Geology....... 
8 
7 
0 
1 
Biology—Zoology .... 
24 
17 
3 
4 
Botany .... 
10 
8 
1 
1 
Medical Science . 
7 
2 
4 
1 
Geography (not discussed ) 
separately) . . . . ) 
0 
0 
0 
0 
Statistical Science.... 
6 
3 
1 
2 
Mechanical Science . . . 
5 
2 
0 
3 
91 
56 
11 
24 
A mere ad an ce at the table and at the 
foregoing extracts will probably be enough to 
convince the reader that a strong and innate 
taste for science is a prevailing characteristic 
among scientific men ; also that the taste is 
enduring. This latter peculiarity is by no 
means a necessary consequence of the former ;
        

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