Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Babbage , Charles (1851), The Exposition of 1851, Retrieved on 2011-12-13
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    13 DEC 2011

     Science in England

    Science in England is not a profession: its cultivators are scarcely recognised even as a class. Our language itself contains no single term by which their occupation can be expressed. We borrow a foreign word [Savant] from another country whose high ambition it is to advance science, and whose deeper policy, in accord with more generous feelings, gives to the intellectual labourer reward and honour, in return for services which crown the nation with imperishable renown, and ultimately enrich...
    Folksonomies: science culture
    Folksonomies: science culture
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    English has no term to describe scientists, so it borrows the word "Savant" to describe the noble cause.

    13 DEC 2011

     Knowledge Produces More Rapid Rate of Progress

    Remember that accumulated knowledge, like accumulated capital, increases at compound interest: but it differs from the accumulation of capital in this; that the increase of knowledge produces a more rapid rate of progress, whilst the accumulation of capital leads to a lower rate of interest. Capital thus checks its own accumulation: knowledge thus accelerates its own advance. Each generation, therefore, to deserve comparison with its predecessor, is bound to add much more largely to the commo...
    Folksonomies: knowledge growth
    Folksonomies: knowledge growth
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    ...in comparison to Capital, which checks its rate of growth with interest.