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    It will be readily admitted, that a

    “It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    At each increase of knowledge, as well

    “At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    Another mode of accumulating power arises from

    “Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    That science has long been neglected and

    “That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    The public character of every public servant

    “The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    A tool is usually more simple than

    “A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    The accumulation of skill and science which

    “The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    The accumulation of skill and science which

    “The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose

    “It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    Perhaps it would be better for science,

    “Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the

    “A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the

    “A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    To those who have chosen the profession

    “To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    There is, however, another purpose to which

    “There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.”

    — Charles Babbage

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    It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose

    “It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.”

    — Charles Babbage

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