Issue: 19091201

Wednesday, December 1, 1909
DECEMBER, 1909
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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY
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THE PLANET VENUS1
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DR. PERCIVAL LOWELL
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. THE special object of the observatory which I have the honor to represent is the study of planets of our solar system, beginning with their present state and passing thence to their evolutionary history. So extended to-day is the astronomic field that to do good work one must specialize his endeavor, restricting himself to one particular branch of it and incidentally refraining, we may add, from discussing that of which he has not expert knowledge.
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THE ARGUMENT FOR ORGANIC EVOLUTION BEFORE “THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES”
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PROFESSOR ARTHUR O. LOVEJOY
IN the former part of this historical inquiry, it was shown that four of the arguments which rapidly made converts to the theory of evolution after 1859 rested upon principles of scientific method and facts of anatomy and physiology which were entirely familiar much more than fifteen years before that date.
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AN ARRAIGNMENT OF THE THEORIES OF MIMICRY AND WARNING COLORS
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ABBOTT H. THAYER
There is every reason to believe that all animals’ eyes see upon one principle, an eye being a machine for receiving what we call light vibrations, so that to receive from any object more of these vibrations is to have it look lighter, and to receive from it less of them is to have it look darker.
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WHAT PRAGMATISM IS, AS I UNDERSTAND IT
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THOMAS MITCHELL SHACKLEFORD
ONE who undertakes to tell what pragmatism is has a hard task to perform. Before he gets through with it, he may find himself in a like plight with old Kaspar in trying to tell his grandchildren of the battle of Blenheim. You will remember that in response to little Peter kin’s request, “ Now tell us what ’twas all about,” and to his question, “ And what good came of it at last?
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IMMIGRATION AND THE FUTURE AMERICAN RACE
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DK. ALBERT ALLEMANN
THE people of the thirteen colonies, the builders of the American Union, were almost exclusively of the Anglo-Saxon race. The immigration which set in after the war of independence and continued during the greater part of the nineteenth century, was composed of people not dissimilar from those early colonists.
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ENVIRONMENT AND PRODUCTIVE SCHOLARSHIP
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DR. W. J. HUMPHREYS
TO say that ours is the best age the world has ever known is to state a simple truth. Even though we can claim for literature no living Homer, nor Dante, nor Shakespeare; for art no Phidias, nor Michel Angelo, nor Rubens; for moral suasion no Confucius, nor Zoroaster, nor Mahomet, still the statement is true.
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MEDIEVAL CREATION MYTHS
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PROFESSOR B. K. EMERSON
THERE is perhaps more reserve than formerly in assuming the westward wandering of great hordes out of Asia, but, whether the peoples have or have not migrated, the myths certainly have, and all through western Asia and southern Europe the old biblical stories are strongly blended with dualistic traits that have all the ear marks of Iran.
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THE PEOGRESS OF SCIENCE
THE MEDICAL SCHOOL AND THE COLLEGE
KAKICHI MITSUKURI, 1858-1909
THE SPRUCE TREE HOUSE OF THE MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
SCIENTIFIC ITEMS
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THE marble palaces which American millionaires have built for the Medical School of Harvard University are justified by their beauty. They will house part of the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the affiliated societies during convocation week at the end of the present month, and it would be worth while for scientific men from a distance to attend the meetings if their only object were to see these beautiful and stately halls.
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INDEX
NAMES OF CONTRIBUTORS ARE PRINTED IN SMALL CAPITALS
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Adventure and Science, 414 ALLEMAN, ALBERT, Immigration and the Future American Race, 586 Animal, Living, How Much of it is Alive? A. F. A. KING, 289 Arraignment of the Theories of Mimicry and Warning Colors, ABBOTT H. THAYER, 550 Astronomical Superstitions, JOHN CANDEE DEAN, 469
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