The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Swedenborg Scientific Association, held at the rooms of the American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society, New York, Monday, June 5th, 1905.
Sir Henry H. Howorth's work on the Drift Beds, entitled The Glacial Nightmare, is notable for several things. His own comment is marked by that large common sense which Gcethe says is indispensable to a scientist, if he is not to be ranked, by the judgment of a wider range of facts, as the brilliant leader of a false start. It contains a resume,—scholarly, capable and honest, of the gist of observation and deduction made by students of the subject,—a full storehouse of the historical side, and in which, as the author trusts, "justice has been done to some men at least... whose keen eyes and whose sound judgment it has been the fashion to decry." It is interesting to lovers of Swedenborg, both because of the strong position he takes against the modern forcing of the Glacial theory, and for the finely accurate summary of Swedenborg's own statement, which is properly credited,—a rare thing, as few of Swedenborg's outside readers are scrupulous in keeping the scientific decalogue which Howorth says "prescribes, inter alia, that the man who first makes a scientific deduction is entitled to the credit of it ."