The philosophy of electrical psychology [NOOK Book]


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The philosophy of electrical psychology

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  • BN ID: 2940023366647
  • Publisher: New York, Fowlers
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1853 volume
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surround me. Were I called to address you upon anj other subject than that of Electrical Psychology, I should stand before you with other feelings than those that now pervade my breast. It is by no means an enviable task to step aside from the long beaten path of science into the unexplored and trackless regions of solitude and silence. By so doing, and daring to think for myself, I am well aware that I assume no very enviable position as it regards popularity. Independent thought and fearless expression have evei drawn forth the scoffs and sneers of that portion of our race who have adopted, without investigation, the scientific opinions of others. I refer to those only who have received their ideas from others by inheritance, as they did their real estate. For the one they never labored, and for the other they never thought. Such persons, though professing to be learned, and perchance even claiming to be the guardians of science, are nevertheless its greatest enemies ; and by exerting their influence in favor of old opinions, however absurd, and against any innovations, however true, useful, or grand, are checking the mighty march of mind. They are clogs of more than leaden weight hanging upon the shariot wheels of science that are rolling through our world. It commenced its career at the breaking morn of creation, with but few passengers on board, and has continued its course with increasing speed and growing down to the present moment. It now travel iritl. the brilliancy and rapidity of the lightnii's tlazc, and even compels the very lightnings to speak in a familiar voice to man! Yes; they even write, not only their forky gambols on the bosom of the dark cloud, but they writeon paper, and transmit human thought as swift as thought can move. v The chariot of science is ...
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