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Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all. Charles Babbage#Data 102
Charles Babbage#Data 102
Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed. Charles Babbage#Science 63
Charles Babbage#Science 63
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall. Charles Babbage#Uncategorized 54
Charles Babbage#Uncategorized 54
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#Science 49
Charles Babbage#Science 49
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#Science 47
Charles Babbage#Science 47
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#Science 35
Charles Babbage#Science 35
There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe. Charles Babbage#Uncategorized 34
Charles Babbage#Uncategorized 34
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. Charles Babbage#Economy 26
Charles Babbage#Economy 26
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking. Charles Babbage#Economy 24
Charles Babbage#Economy 24
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#Fitness 22
Charles Babbage#Fitness 22
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