Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

224 ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE. [chap. 
or again, think of dhe migratory flight of birds, 
in obedience to an instinct ; or of the muscular 
force, astonishing both in magnitude and en¬ 
durance, exhibited by lunatics, who have some 
real though morbid passion which goads them 
to exercise it. We must therefore learn to re¬ 
spect innate tastes, which directly, as in A, or 
indirectly, as in c, serve the cause of science. 
As regards b, the fortunate accidents, we can 
multiply opportunities. There is great hope 
in respect to D, the professional influences. 
It is clear to all who have knowledge of the 
scope of modern science, that there exists an 
immense deal of national work which has to be 
performed, and which none but men of scientific 
culture are qualified to undertake. Scientific 
superintendence is required for all kinds of 
technical education, for statistical investigations 
of innumerable kinds, and deductions from them ; 
for sanitary administration in the broadest sense ; 
for agriculture, mining, industrial occupations, 
war, engineering. There is everywhere a de¬ 
mand for scientific assessors, who shall discover 
how to economise effort and find out new pro-
        

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