With reference to the scale model of Swedenborg’s Flying Machine, I have been asked quite often, how did I get the Smithsonian Institution of Washington interested in a model of it to add to their collection in the National Air Museum? The answer to this is quite simple: I did not. How it came about can perhaps be best explained by outlining what has taken place from the time I was first approached in connection with the construction of such a model.
Every area of science today is divided into specialized fields. As psychology includes many branches of study, it is impossible to find an all-embracing definition of it. “The science of mind” is the most universal, and probably the oldest, definition. It is necessary, however, to look carefully at the terms “science” and “mind” if this definition is to be understood.