CONTENTS. xii habits, 104 ; Memory, 107 ; viz.—good verbal, 109 ; good for facts and figures, 111 ; for form, 113 ; good, but no particulars given, 117 ; bad, 120. Independence of character, 121 ; ditto of the parents, 122 ; small religions sects, 123 ; Mechanical apti¬ tudes, 124 ; Religious bias, 126 ; definition of religion, 127 ; religious sentiment weak, accompanied with scepticism, 130 ; intellectual interest in religious topics, 130 ; dogmatic interest, 131 ; religious bias, 131 ; ditto with intellectual scepticism, 134. Effect of creed on research, 135, viz.—no deterrent effect, 135 ; no dread of inquiry, 136 ; religion and science have different spheres, 136 ; liberality of early teaching, 137 ; have early abandoned creeds, 138 ; creed has had good effect on research, 139; has had some deterrent effect, 140. Truth¬ fulness, 141. CHAPTER III. ORIGIN OF TASTE FOR SCIENOF.. Preliminary, 144 ; Extracts at length, viz physics, 149 ; mathe¬ matics, 155 ; chemistry, 158 ; geology, 161 ; zoology, 165 ; botany, 176; medicine, 180 ; statistics, 182; mechanics, 184. Analysis of replies, viz. tastes strongly innate, 186 ; decidedly not innate, 191 ; tastes bearing remotely on science, 194 ; innate tastes not very hereditary, 196 ; fortunate accidents, 198 ; indirect motives or opportunities, 199 ; professional duties, 202 ; encouragement at home, 205 ; influence and encouragement of friends, 211 ; ditto of tutors, 215 ; Scotch and English system of tuition, 215 ; travel in distant parts, 218 ; unclassed resi¬ duum, 221 ; Summary, 222 ; Deep movements in national life, 227 ; Waste of powers, 228 ; Partial failures, 230 ; Genius, 233.